Dear Friends, (because that’s what you all have become, Friends)
Andrew and I have compiled a realistic, relatively short and doable list, not only to fill Lilee-Jean’s life to the brim with love, laughter and magic, but to keep ourselves focused on our now and not our later.
We have chosen to call it “Dancing In The Rain” in stead of a “bucket” list for obvious reasons, and if time allows, we will hopefully be adding to it as we cross things off.
There is no better way to fight disease and to fight death, than to live. So when we finish our last few stomach churning, heart wrenching “to do’s” they will be put aside, and left to gather dust until the time comes for them to rear their ugly heads… IF that time does come.
“Today we fight. Tomorrow we fight. The day after, we fight. And if this disease plans on whipping us, it better bring a lunch, ’cause it’s gonna have a long day doing it.”
― Jim Beaver, Life’s That Way: A Memoir
DANCING IN THE RAIN
~ Go see a movie in theatres/drive in
~ Go to the watersides
~ Visit puppies at the SPCA
~ Have a “Family Day Picnic,” invite ALL of Love For Lilee
~ Have Christmas (Tree and all)
~ Have a Birthday Party
~ Go to Playland
~ Go on vacation to Tofino
~ Go Boating on the lake/Ocean
~ Ride on a REAL tractor
~ Ride a Pony
~ Go to school
~ Go Ice skating
~ Sleep under the stars
~ Take Swimming lessons
We are incredibly happy to say that we already have plans to take a pony ride, a tractor ride, a boat ride, AND a trip to Tofino, and we are looking forward to sharing pieces of our memories with all of you.
Chelsey, Andrew and as always. Lilee-Jean