Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chance of a Lifetime!

Much of my blog is centered around diabetes and the daily life with that and I don't get to brag about Kayleigh as much. She was offered the chance of a lifetime this past week! My brother is stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Coast Guard and he made her an offer she couldn't refuse. He is flying her out to Hawaii for the summer and she is going to babysit her cousins while they are out of school on summer break! She will get to go sight seeing and spend quality time with my brother, sister in law and family.

On the day she was born, my brother was in high school at the time (16yrs old) and he drove to the hospital while I was in labor and waited outside my room and was the 4th person to hold her! When she was a toddler, she put "Gunkle Cuck" (Uncle Chuck) on a pedestal. He would come over and play with her and from then until now, everytime he comes home to visit, her world revolves around him. I'm so thankful he's giving her this opportunity. It's not every day that a 14yr old can brag to her friends that she's spending her summer in Hawaii!

She will fly out the weekend she gets out of school and she will be gone until the beginning of August. She's so excited! I know we're gonna miss her terribly but I can't hold her back from having this opportunity. Financially I know we aren't going to be able to go this summer but I'm hoping that maybe by the beginning of next summer we can go visit. I didn't anticipate the financial burden that was placed on us with Kacey's diabetes care and it's really taken it's toll on our bank account and we didn't expect to have Frankie's hours cut at his job either but we're hoping that will change by next year :) Anyway...I'm glad she's getting this chance to go and I know I will have tons of pics to share because my brother is a wonderful photographer.

So the countdown begins......

7 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Wow! That is AWESOME!

Cara said...

Tell her I said congrats! Such a great chance! :) And send her w/ a camera! We want to see lots of pictures... at least I do anyway. :)

Shamae said...

Wow that is awesome!! She will have a blast!!

Wendy said...

What a wonderful opportunity! Good for her :)

k2 said...

Not only is it a special opportunity, but it's obviously a very special relationship!!!
We want to see LOTS of pics & hear all about her time on the Big Island.
FYI: If you need someone to fly out w/her-I'm sure we could figure something out! Kids love me and I'm very entertaining on long flights! ;)
k2

Amy said...

Yay Kayleigh!!! How awesome is this?? So excited for her!

Rachel said...

WOW!!!!!! I'm so jealous!!!! LOL :) Good for her, she must be very excited! Have fun Kayleigh!!!