Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wow. You Nike folk rock!

Today was the big landscaping day, with Chris' incredibly kind friends and co-workers.  To give you an idea of the scope of this thing, there were 100 volunteers scheduled to come out today and tomorrow in 4 different shifts.  There was food brought in and two port-a-potties.  Now, to give you an idea of just how organized and amazing it was....they were done in 4 hours.  There were 3 shifts of people that they had to call off.  

To everyone who helped and to those who just wanted to help: THANK YOU!  Chris kept looking outside and saying "We have a backyard!"  (And the typical Chris silliness, telling me how tired he was from putting in the backyard. "I've been working hard on the backyard all day, you know!")  Back when Chris first had his stroke, I remember feeling like I was just being carried by all of the support that everyone was giving us.  Feeling a little numb in the beginning, all of you helped us carry on and survive.  Your prayers and thoughtfulness helped us continue to function.  Today, it was this indescribable feeling to have all of our friends work so hard (in the sun, thanks to a major miracle!) to help us with this mud hole of a backyard of ours.  (Which is now an extension to our home instead)  Thank you.  I am a little tongue tied and just don't know what to say beyond that.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  If anyone wants to see more pictures from Corey, the man who orchestrated the whole thing, he has a ton on his blog.


Annalia said...

What a blessing! I'm so excited to see it! ...and sunshine too, for a little less mud!
So happy for you guys (especially the kids!)

The Wessels said...

Wow, it looks awesome! Go Nike, woo woo! You backyard looks much more...inviting, hehe =)

On another note...I've been trying to get ahold of you and have discovered I need your cell phone number, so call me when you get a moment.

I loooooove that necklace you made me, it's so perfect. loveitloveitlove! Did you know I love it?

Also, I got a kick out of that book you found me. I don't want to mention the name in "public"....okok, it was New Kids on the Block! Actually from the 80's, too- good find, Sarah! I know Rachel had something to do with the Carl book, tell her thank u- Lance loves it. Luna has me read the "monster" book to her every day now. I think it's my favorite book now, too. Well, 2nd favorite...

ohmygoodness, this is some comment, eh? k, love you girly!

Islandalli said...

YEAH NIKE!!!! That's awesome Sarah. It's so good to be able to see the good side of people. Serving when you can is such a great principal of the gospel, no matter what religon you are. I am thinking taking a drive just to see it all in person. What do you think?

Sarah said...

We'd love to have you come visit! Bring Grandma with you! (I'm trying to get her down here sometime!)

Angela said...

I'm soooooooo touched by all the support & love... Miss you <3