I could go on and on about today, but I better get my act together and pack. But I guess what I want to say is I know we are a part of the RCC and SSSAS communities, and today more than ever confirmed this. We may not be in school this year, but our presence and Mattie's spirit is there and I can see he is NOT forgotten. What a great gift for a parent to receive. I also thank Ann for inviting Mattie. Mattie is very fond of Abigail, and it is great they can continue their friendship. But what can I say about Ann? Here is a woman that loves my son almost as much as I do. I am learning a lot from my relationship with Ann, because I have deep respect for her and I feel that our cancer experiences have bonded us together forever in the heart and mind.
We want to thank the Peterson family for an absolutely fabulous homecooked dinner. The roasted chicken was outstanding, and Mattie ate a good portion of chicken, carrots, and potatoes tonight. Dinner was fabulous, and then Karen even baked us an apple/cranberry pie. Karen thank you for the magazines for the road and a special thank you for the chocolate supply for my trip to NY. My addiction thanks you. Mattie loved his gifts too. We have already had a sword fight, flew some planes, and will end the evening with the pop pop shark book. We also want to thank Elizabeth for the bionicles. These will keep Mattie very busy. Mattie received a wonderful shark's tooth today from Sylvie. She got this tooth on her trip to Florida, and she wanted to share it with Mattie. How special. We also want to thank Rev. Beales (chaplain at SSSAS' lower school) and Susan DeLaurentis (Director of Counseling at SSSAS) for their wonderful cards to Mattie!