Not only did we attend the concert, but we also attended the Thomas Musser Mr. Strong Walk in Rural Retreat to honor sweet Thomas who lost his battle with leukemia two years ago. His parents, Ed and Lisa have been such an encourager to us since David was diagnosed. They are a faithful and amazing christian family who encourage us in our walk and in our battle with childhood cancer. I think it is simply amazing that they continue to give back to St. Jude by having this event each year to coincide with the race in Memphis to benefit St. Jude.
The weather was beautiful for this 5K and I was very emotional getting ready thinking about the fact that David was attending this year. Last year he had just had his first chemo and huge surgery so my parents sat with him while we attended this event. David felt so good that he was a little bit of a stinker yesterday and I got my exercise keeping up with him. David really enjoyed playing with Thomas' brothers, and he has now decided that he is moving to Rural Retreat and he is going to be an indian that wears black and orange. I had to drag him to the car he had such fun!
I am ending this long blog post with an amazing video taken last night. James Rogers sang a song called Thank God for Kids and the children were on stage with him during this song. James Rogers tries really hard to get David's attention and David is clueless-it is hilarious!!!!
You will also notice that there is a video running on the screen during the song showing children. Ashley and Sally Moorer had a surprise for me that David made it into the video!!! You can hear me gasp when David's pictures come on this big screen and then you see David realize it is him and he reacts. Precious!!! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this amazing night.
We are exhausted tonight. But exhausted in a wonderful way from some amazing events this weekend. This afternoon after church my friend Tonya and I put on a baby shower for our friend Suzanne that is due with a little girl next month. Mike and Kyle spent 14 hours yesterday in a basketball gym playing AAU hoops. Our teams did well and came home with a second place medal. They also fit in a swim meet this morning.
Bedtime will be amazingly early around this household tonight. We will go to bed with grateful hearts but tired bodies-sounds like a pretty awesome weekend!