I don't have the pictures yet, but I have to write down my thoughts. I am SO overwhelmed with emotion tonight. Today has been one of those days fille with good people.
I took Taleah to Kneaders to get soup for lunch (my get out of the house excuse). I waited in the drive thru for a good 10 minutes. I was somewhat bugged because Slade was crying and Taleah was getting mad at him for crying. When I pulled up to pay, the guy told me that the car in front of me had already paid for me. I didn't recognize the car and he wouldn't give me a name. I couldn't stop thinking of the nice person that would do such a simple act of kindness. I have no idea if it was "cancer related", but regardless that was something nice that made my day (and changed my attitude).
We attended the PV vs. DHHS basketball game because I was told they were doing some things for Taleah. While walking to the front of the high school, we noticed some kids with pink Taleah shirts on. Also, some random kids wearing pink. PV kids were told to buy these shirts and the DHHS kids were told to wear pink. I was emotional before we stepped into the building because these random people we didn't even know were wearing shirts to support Taleah. The silent auction was at the front (again emotional), the students were sellling concessions, students taking registration for the race on Sat, and endless people smiling at her (again emotional). We walked into the gym and saw the b-ball team warming up with the Taleah shirts on, the cheerleaders wearing them and 3/4 of the student body wearing them. Tears filled my eyes. I then noticed the signs on the walls.. big, huge signs with sayings for Taleah. Again, tears filled my eyes. I was trying to hold back the tears with everything I had (it freaks Taleah out). We sat down in the corner at the back of the gym. They announced Taleah's arrival, my dad held her up and she waved. I officially lost it. Seriously, I couldn't hold it together... for like 5 minutes. It was so humbling in so many ways. The b-ball coach gave a little speech before the game. The administration were wearing Taleah shirts. I know some of these people. The guy in charge is related to Scott, I coached some of the students that are in charge but some of these people I don't even know. They probably have no clue who were are, but they are donating time and money to help our family out. Watching these high school kids doing so much service gives me hope for my children. I couldn't even think straight due to the emotions and feelings I was experiencing. As we walked out, I noticed another sign that was advertising a stomp at the high school last Friday to raise funds for Taleah. Again, passing more students/adults with her T-shirt on. There is still a run this weekend and the assembly next week. I probably don't even know all that has been done in our behalf, but what I do know is how amazing these people are. It is something I will NEVER forget. We feel so fortunate to have the love/support from people. I am sure there are people who need it more, but we truly appreciate the love/prayers/support.
I would never wish our situatoin on anyone, but the things I have learned/experienced have been life changing. I will never be the same.... in so many ways.