Three-year-old Faye was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on April 11, 2011. After 135 days in the hospital, Faye was able to spend 3 years at home. On September 5th 2014 she was told that she had relapsed. She was able to achieve a second remission and had a bone marrow transplant on Oct 17th 2014.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Make a Wish Day 7 - headed home


Last day of the trip!  We were so sad our trip was about over but tried to make the most of the morning by enjoying all the perks of the village.  We played with some toys, rode the carousel a few times, and of course made a stop for a little more ice cream. 




Faye's look here sums up our feelings of having to go home.

The attitude quickly changed when they got to go on one last ride...........The airport shuttle! 

And the ever exciting luggage pull. 
We had a few extra hours in Houston with a delay in the flight back to College Station so we had to bust out whatever we could to keep them, and us, from going nuts. 
A last few memories to note that are worth mentioning about the trip that were neglected in other posts: 
  1. When checking our tickets to board the plane the man said "Now, I know one of these kids isn't named Faye.  So where is she?"  He was looking right at her but her short hair didn't give her away as the dainty princess she is.  On top of that many people mistook Nixon for a girl because we were wearing our purple Super Faye shirts. 
  2. When we landed in Orlando Mitchell said: "I will wait to scream until we get in our car!"  He was so excited.  I think we all screamed with excitement once we got in the car. 
  3. Jake (our elf on the shelf) made his way to Orlando and showed up to greet the kids every morning from a new spot in our villa.  The kids had a lot of fun finding him each morning.  He even brought them a gift (Muppets Movie soundtrack) the first morning.  We listened to that every single time we got in the van.  It is still being played pretty much every time we go anywhere. 
This was a very special time for all of us and one we will remember for the rest of our lives.  We are so grateful to Make a Wish and Chi-O for helping make this happen for Faye and our family.  We will forever be blessed to have had this time together after such a trying experience. 

3 comments:

Piano Mom said...

I am so happy to read about the rest of your MAW trip. It sounds like it was truly amazing and I'm so happy Faye fully enjoyed every minute of it. Just reading about the village details brings tears to my eyes, that place is so special. The kids still ask about going back to the village. If only.

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

This whole trip is a great way to finish out the year! I am so happy you all had a great time!

Cute Carbines said...

Your trip looks like it was amazing!! I loved every last picture!!! You guys are blessed for sure! I am so excited to see you guys again. I love those little kids of yours.