Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Life Is Beautiful Around The World"

Title of this post is taken from the song Around The World by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Okay, I promised something a little happier for this post. My darling niece Mikayla is getting a wish granted from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has decided to go swimming with the dolphins in Florida. She gets to take a friend with her, and she picked her BFF Tyler :). I'm super excited for her, what an incredible opportunity. Before Mike passed I had talked to him about driving down with the boys that same week and meeting up with them. After everything the kids have been through I couldn't just cancel this trip, so my dad has decided to fly down with us. We have a lot of fun things planned and the kids excitement is contagious. 

Mikayla is a force to be reckoned with. Never have I seen this child give up on anything. She puts her mind to something and she accomplishes it. She is fierce and she fights for what she wants and believes in. How many of us are able to do that? She is sensitive to the needs of others, compassionate and kind. She is patient and selfless. She sets an example for everyone around her, and I am blessed to have her in my life. 

So, the plane tickets are bought and soon the final details will be nailed down. June 13 - June 18 we will be on vacation. As Sebastian said, "What a great way to start summer break!" It's bitter sweet for me, but I'm going to do my best to put all my energy into making sure the kids have fun. 

 I am also truly blessed to have the world's best sister. She deserves a post all of her own so I will leave all my gushing over her for another time. However, I'll end with a video she made of Mikayla and my kiddos when they were younger. She is such an inspiration, and I heart them both so very much...Mikie I love you too :).


Beverly said...

Hoping you guys have tons & tons of fun !!!!!

Mandaly B. said...

How special the relationship they have!! Mikayla finds strengh and renewed determination through her special friendship with Tyler, and I am so grateful for her sweet spirit! They are an awesome duo! I am SO excited that she is going to be right by her bff's side and we are FINALLY going to be able to spend some quality sister time together. This will be good for everyone :) The countdown is on... 16 days! :))))

Jill said...

I love you all! I truly do!

Jule' said...

What an amazing opportunity to swim with dolphins! I hope I get to do that sometime in my life! So glad the girls are going to go together. That video of Mikayla sure is a tear jerker! Love to you all!

Melanie said...

Love you all. Mikayla is simply amazing and I'm excited to be able to share this with her!