Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thank you doesn't come close to how grateful we are to this amazing foundation . Henri Landwirth founded GKTW to fulfill children's wishes. His life story is truly inspirational.
For one week all of Teresa's wishes came true. She enjoyed every minute of it ! I was afraid the heat and excitement would be too overwhelming for her but she felt great. The Florida weather was very hot but a cool breeze always came along at the right time to cool her off.
We met some incredible volunteers at The Village. They came from all over the country to volunteer and help fulfill children's dreams.
Webster defines the word Miracle as an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.
The volunteers at The Village are miracle makers. For one week we did not worry about anything . We made so many happy memories with all of our children and our very close friends .
The Disney Princesses were amazing. Belle, Aurora and Snow White were so touched by Teresa's story . Belle was very emotional and Snow White had a tear in her eye. They made Teresa feel so special .
" A Moment in Time"
He touches a child's hand
Her flesh warm as summer sand.
A smile brushes across her lips,
He traces it with his fingertips.
innocence, afflicted without reason:
Death, stealing life in spring season.
Words fail him, they cannot explain
Any reason to justify a child's pain.
She smiles again , does not complain,
Her mother, nearby, nearly insane
From searching for the smallest grain
Of hope amidst such a fruitless plain.
Her child's body has turned against her,
Like cruel winter wind against the shore.
Her spirit learning from her body's pain,
Such a price for knowledge gained!
Tears whisper across sallow cheeks,
Her life measured in days, perhaps weeks.
He has brought them here, a last request,
To provide a memory of the thing loved best-
Mickey Mouse in his Magic Kingdom
Free from disease, worry or harm.
Disney's magic wraps sickness in its arms,
And, for a child's moment, works its charm.
By Henri Landwirth
Posted by Our Family at 6/28/2011 03:51:00 PM