"There is nothing the Lord has asked of us that in faith we cannot accomplish." Thomas S. Monson

Friday, October 30, 2009

What a night!

Our “Auf Wiedershen” Party for Gibson Monday night was a HUGE success! We had so much fun with everyone that came, and A LOT of people came! We had over 300 people show up to send Gibson off to Germany! We had hot chocolate, thanks to Uncle Mark Harper, lots of soda, thanks to Gram, and fresh donuts, thanks to Krispy Kreme!

Our raffle was a blast, and congrats to all our big winners, especially Brittney Arnett who took home the coveted “beach house” prize and the Gardners who took home the Suns tickets! Thanks to all of our wonderful family and friends, Gibson’s ENTIRE procedure is covered. That, in itself, is truly a miracle.

As we prepare to take off, in just over 24 hours, we are so excited and a little anxious! But most of all, we are grateful; grateful for the amount of love and support we have received from so many people. We are humbled and overwhelmed by the charity that has been shown to us by our amazing family and friends. We came home Monday night, after the party, and I picked through every one of the raffle entries. I was touched by the amount of sacrifice and love given by so many; by brothers, sisters, moms, dads, boss’s, teachers, therapists, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandma’s, grandpa’s, friends, and so many children Gibson’s own age. What incredible examples of true charity we have been given and we will never forget. This experience has changed our lives for the better. We have been served in such a way that we can never repay, but vow to try the rest of eternity. Chase and I have learned more about true charity, the pure love of Christ, over the last few weeks, than ever before, and it has blessed us forever.
We cannot begin to thank everyone who has participated in this miracle, whether financially, or through your fasting and prayers. We have felt every ounce of your support, and it has meant the world to us, and that will be what will sustain us through the next few weeks. There are no words to describe our gratitude.

I will be posting to the blog while we are in Germany to keep you all updated on how things are going. I can’t believe it is here! We know that this is what the Lord wants for Gibson to do, and again, thank you all for getting him there! We love you all so much!

Chase, Brynn, Nash, Gibson, and Beau…and Abe too!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Goodbye Party for Gibson!

Come Celebrate with us! Gibson is going to Germany for a Stem Cell Transplant!
When: Monday, October 26th
Time: 7-9 PM
Where: Desert Mountain Park (SE corner of Hawes and Ocotillo, back of park by baseball fields)
We'll be having a raffle to earn the last bit of money needed for his procedure. So come buy some tickets, and have a chance at winning a week at a beach house, Suns tickets, or other great prizes! We'll be announcing the winners around 8pm that night! It's going to be a blast!
Directions: take Ellsworth Rd. South, all the way to Ocotillo (that's pretty far). Turn WEST on Ocotillo, about 1/2 mile the park will be on your left. Follow the signs for Gibson's Party.

We love the Evans Boys Sports Camp!

Our friends Riley and Spencer Evans decided to help me get
to Germany by putting on a "sports camp" during the two
week fall break. It was a blast! We played football, had
races, and even ate snow cones! This is Riley presenting
Gibson with a donation towards his stem cell transplant.
Gibson is one lucky kid to have such amazing friends...
Thanks Riley and Spencer, and all those who participated
in the Evans Boys Sports Camp! Less than 3 weeks till Gibson gets his transplant, we can't wait!