Thursday, May 8, 2014

Right time, right place

This week has been hard, on a lot of levels. The days leading up to any procedure are always stressful, and next week's cardiac catheterization is no exception. So many questions, lots of thoughts racing about the long-term effects on Bodie's liver if they are able to close the fenestration - and the short-term effects on the rest of his body if they are not able to close it. And the worries of putting a kid with a half of heart under anesthesia for any length of time. 

So emotions are already running high. 

On Tuesday, we got the long awaited (and fought for) results of Dusk's genetic testing done back in December. More on that later (it's a lot to take in and we're still processing the implications of it for not just Dusk, but possibly Bodie and Sierra as well), but suffice it to say, it's amped up the stress level a bit. Add to that Sierra's 3 tests and a school project due this week, and let's just say, it hasn't been pretty around here.

So the timing was pretty incredible today to be receiving a package from Icing Smiles. Icing Smiles is the organization that provided both kids' birthday cakes the year Bodie turned 1, and Bodie's incredible Minion cake earlier this year. I knew they occasionally send treats to their recipients, but we'd never received one. Until now.

In the package was this box.

And inside was this note.

Along with a dozen of the most adorable Minion cookies I have ever seen.

Bodie was thrilled.

I cried. 

Actually, I kinda cried buckets. Right there on the kitchen floor.  Bodie looked at me in confusion, saying "Are you crying mama? Why? It's ok - I'll share them with you!" and handing me a cookie.

Have I mentioned how much I love this kid?

But seriously. How incredible for someone who's never even met our family, or our son, to reach out like this? To feel the calling on their heart to reach out to our family and send the most incredible gift at this exact moment in time? I mean, the timing was absolutely perfect. Between the fire, Bodie's upcoming cath and the genetic results, we were desperately in need of some loving right about now. Clearly this package and its timing was God orchestrated. That package had time to get sent to our old house and then get rerouted to our new house to arrive on the most perfect day. 

I know, I know - it was just cookies. Big deal. But it IS a big deal. And we are profoundly grateful. 

Right place, right time. 

Thank you so much to Icing Smiles, Mike, Annika, Elissa, Hannah and Audrey for being our right time and right place today.

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