Some people could call my house an "internet connection B&B"...some would just say we were idiots to make plans to host total strangers in our home...some would say it was an opportunity to pull a pretty hearty prank on home poor trusting souls... When IMing Mimi a week or so ago and finding out the Spoonies were thinking about hitting PA on their cross-country adventure I thought, "That would be so fun to meet them. It's like I already know them from the carepages." For those of you who do not follow the carepages or are on my blog for the first time. Bailey Spoonhower (aka SUPERBAY) is a 7 year old sweetheart who had replapsed with Rhabdomyosarcoma but was recently given news that sent a wave of cheers across the country and in the homes of the families that follow his story (carepages.com SUPERBAY). His tumor was gone! Bailey is one of those kids that you just fall in love with the minute you hear/see him. I told Mimi to grab me some SuperBay bracelets and mail them to me. She said, "What if the Spoonies could personally deliver them?" I about peed my pants. (LOL!) My oldest came downstairs to say good night and I posed the same question to him...he cried like a baby. We have been following Bailey's carepage for some time now and praying for him everyday (along with our other "cancer friends" as we like to call them) and my kids are attached to his precious personality (and his crush on Haley!)
WE LOVE THE SPOONIES!
We don't usually invite total strangers into our home "sight unseen" (as Drew calls it) but as God would have it, there was a connection I can't explain and a friendship that will last a lifetime. We have been blessed and we may have saved them a couple nights in a hotel but they have given us so much more.
Drew and Michelle are wonderful, down-to-earth, fun people. We laughed and picked on each other about the dog hair on my floor, the fact that I didn't make them corn on the cob that Alisha and Jay (cp: JohnEricBartels) sent from Maryland, the lack of Amish sightings, how I threw a used diaper in their load of laundry on accident AND THEN WASHED IT, about my busy social schedule that made them feel like their time here was limited, their severe hunger the night they arrived, the too-saucy pizza...hey, come to think of it, I think THEY did all the picking!
We are blessed to have had the SPOONIES and are just a little bit jealous that COLEMAN and CADEN (cp: ColemanScott) get them next! Have fun IOWA!! Peggy, you are in for a real TREAT!