Monday, September 04, 2006

Make A Wish...

... Ball was on Saturday night.
It was a beautiful evening.
My guy looked like a hottie in his tux.
And my sister did my make-up - all dark smokey eyes.
With that and my dress... I have never felt so "oh-lah-la" alla Marilyn Monroe!

It was hard (and totally unexpected, since the footage was 4 years old) to see Lachie and Kyle up on the big screen.
Kyle and I have become closer than ever this year.
And nearing Lachie's 5 year reunion for his end of chemo... brings up a lot of emotion.
Some expected.
Some not.
Kyle and I talk it through... sometimes I think I am helping ... sometimes quiet obviously not!!
Either way Kyles.... I will always be here for you.
To listen.
To be your friend.

I also felt for Drew and Mel... the words of the introductory slide show .. those words fit perfectly to their journey with Kate also. They had a HUGE battle too.

Four people sitting at our table of ten.... knew first hand the feeling of not knowing if their child was going to make it to the next day. It gives me chills. ANd I feel blessed to have these people as my friends. Their bravery and courage. Their determination that pulled thier children through... is so very inspiring.

This poem was on the cover of the evening booklet
And I wanted to share:

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading light?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance to fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance to fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and Say, "Hi"

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance to fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take is slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Much Love


Anonymous said...

oh MY! how gorge-wa do you loook...... COMPLETELY sassy... i am LOVING that goddess dress on you woman!

va va voooooom


~Bek~ said...

Thanks Leonie LOVE.
You know what the best part was.
My guy got up to dance with me... even tho ~he really didnt want to~ Whatta man, whatta man... whatta mighty good Man. Who sings that?
Love you girl.