I forgot my camera, so I had my friend take some pictures of us and send me them so I could post them. The parade was a really good experience for me and the girls. Jeremy ended up not coming because Nathan was asleep and he wanted to let him sleep.
At the end of the parade there was someone with a video camera and everyone in the parade had a chance to individually give Sally a message.
I think it's really neat how that little girl's parents took her idea and allowed her to turn it into something so wonderful. This past Sunday in our ward's church program was a poem that Sally wrote to show her love and appreciation. This is what she wrote:
Words of Enormous Thanks
I'm awed - amazed - overcome now with joy!
What a dear, grand parade - with each girl and each boy . . .
Each precious form; each precious face!
I hope each of you felt my "non-touch" embrace!!!!
The love that you gave me will in my heart stay
To make "scary Friday" now a heaven-blessed day!
I will think of each face that passed by - Oh! So dear!
So how can I worry? How can I fear?
"Thank you" in words can't reflect what's in my heart!
I'm so grateful each of you in my life's been a part!
I think it's so wonderful how we are put here on this earth to be with each other and to learn to love and help people. This experience really helped me to feel how much we can be a part of each other's lives and make a difference for the better - even by small and simple things.