A quick thank you to everyone who helped and supported Emlen and lent a hand to our family over the last couple of weeks. It is truly a gift to have so many great friends.
To Max and Rebecca for visiting in the hospital that first day. And then following up with all those face time calls for company while we were housebound.
To Henry and Christian for visiting later that day, bringing our favorite Dino’s dinner and hanging out on Saturday night.
To Baba for sending the “perfect” backpack that Emlen truly believes will solve all of his organizational “problems.” And for the great remote-control car. It is fun at home too.
To Grandy and Grammy for the super surprise visit on Monday on your way to the airport from your weekend in New Hampshire.
To Owen and Meg for squeezing a visit in between school and Arts Night at Thoreau. I know the schedule was pretty tight. And for the presents of Fart Putty, the Star Wars Paper Airplane book, and the game of Blokus. All of them entertained us over the following days.
To Gracie for stopping by on Tuesday morning on your way to classes with the digital fishing rod and reel – a perfect present.
To Sam for the video game playdate on Wednesday afternoon after Emlen was home and settled. Always great to hang out with you.
To Emmy and her family for dropping off all of the homemade get-well cards and giant poster from Emlen’s classmates. (We hung the poster on Emlen’s bulletin board in his room.)
To all of Emlen’s classmates and teachers for taking the time out of the school day to make all the get-well cards and posters. That was a lot of work.
To Noah, Simon and Amy for joining us at Helen’s for an early dinner after a long day of follow up appointments in the city. And for the cards, poker chips, more fart putty (I am not sure that is what it is, but that is what we use it for) and for the plastic army men. Emlen loves them!
To Elliot for hanging out with Emlen while I took Henry to the pool to work on his breaststroke. And for the Cabela’s gift card. Emlen can’t wait to go to the store and spend it.
To Herrick for stopping by and playing more video games with Emlen before a Wednesday swim practice. (Emlen informed me that he logged more than nine Xbox hours that week.)
To Rika for making Emlen his favorite chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting. They helped to put most of the weight back on that he lost while in the hospital. Yum!
To the Stevenson and Tavakol families for driving Henry to and from all his activities and feeding him while we were otherwise occupied – the feeding part especially.
Also, to Uncle Doug, Larry, Paul, Julie, Brian and Phil who raised money and rode with the LifeLineRacing Team in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Cycle for Life on Saturday June 16th in Half Moon Bay.
To Uncle Chris, who is raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis by riding in the Massachusetts CF Cycle for Life 2018.
And finally, to everyone who shares and likes this blog on Facebook, Twitter and all other social media platforms (especially the shares. You know who you are. You are awesome). It really helps us raise awareness for CF.
We appreciate all of it.
Here’s to a fantastic summer.