The Make-A-Wish foundation has always been one of my favorite charities/organizations ever since I can remember. I've always been intrigued and amazed at all they do. Last year Skyler got to go to the wishing room to make his wish. It was an incredible experience, one I am so grateful I got be apart of, but at the same time, wish that it was for different reasons.
Make-A-Wish goes all out for everything. When we went with Skyler the first time, they give everyone a "wish coin" to throw into the wishing pond out side. Then you go inside and everyone gets to say a wish of their own. When it was Skyler's turn he only had two wishes. To have his own Chuck E Cheese room or to go to Chuck E Cheese. He then got to go into the wishing room and put his wish in the wizard hat We then went around the room and all said what our wish for Skyler would be. This was crazy emotional for all of us. The wishing room is beautiful and peaceful and exciting all at the same time.
When they announced to Skyler that they would be granting his wish, Chuck E Cheese and his girlfriend Helen came to his house to tell him. A few months later they surprised Skyler with his very own Chuck E Cheese game room. They transformed the family room in Grandma and Grandpa's basement into a full on mini Chuck E Cheese. All sorts of games, prizes, food, pizza, everything a little kid could ever dream of!
This picture of Ty and Jason just makes me laugh. Notice how they are both standing. Brothers.
We recently got to go back to Make-A-Wish for Skyler's star raising party. After wish kids wishes are granted they get to come back to Make-A-Wish and write their name on a star which is then raised up to the ceiling with all of the other special stars.
Then they treated us to yummy cupcakes and even more presents for Skyler. This time Ashton got to come with us (I guess he was their before too). I know he will not remember this but I was very excited to be able to take him inside the wishing room. We kind of had to sneak in but I really wanted to see it one more time.
I hope and pray with all my heart that Ashton will never have any reason to be a Wish Kid. But I am so grateful for all of the kind hearted and giving people that do so much for these little kids who so desperately need and deserve a little magic in their lives. Thank you Make-A-Wish for letting us be a part of something so special.