Monday, December 6, 2010

Wow, the coolest thing happened to me this morning.  So it was my sister Brittany's birthday yesterday so she said she wanted to come up and eat breakfast with me today.  The PICU kicks me out every morning at seven anyway for their shift change.  I had a rough night last night and maybe got an hour of sleep so this morning I was lookin and feelin tired but was excited to see my sis.  My mom and dad and sister in law Jen came too.  Brit and Jen didnt even eat breakfast and they all kinda were acting weird.  Then they said to come with them to the front of the hospital, there was a lady there I had never seen before and all of a sudden she just gave me her phone.  I was so confused as I answered it (cause thats what you do when a stranger gives you a phone right? You answer it).  To my great surprise it was the guys from the radio station 97.1ZHT!!  My FAVORITE radio station (and Im not just saying that, they are awesome and SO funny) Frankie, Dangerboy and Jessica are hilarious.  I used to listen to them every morning on the way to school.  I am so not a morning person, so that was always my motivation to get up, so I could listen to their show.  My sweet brother in law wrote in about our story for their Secret Santa and they decided to come and give us some amazing gifts.  It was awesome.  I probably sounded so dumb because I was so shocked, but I am so grateful for them and for my brother in law Todd.  I started crying but then couldnt stop smiling.  I couldnt believe that someone would do something so sweet for me and Skyler.  What a great thing to wake up to.  This made my day, no this made my whole month.  Thanks guys!  I am so happy, grateful and appreciative for this station for doing this for us, and to Todd for writing that sweet letter.  When I went back up to the room, Skyler saw the big bags and asked "Is that for me?"  It was so cute, and then his eyes got all big and excited when I showed him his presents.  They gave him a big stuff animal bear and he loves it.  He is sleeping with it now.  So cute!

I will post some pics soon of my talking on the phone, but beware Im looking pretty scary.  My sister told me last night that I could dress up if I wanted to (her way of hinting to me to put some make up on at least)  haha I was like, there is no way Im getting ready to  go eat some breakfast.  Oopsies...silly me!
                                                     
                                   Here is a pic of Skyler and his new bear.  He wrapped his arms
                                          all the way around that big thing and fell right to sleep.
                                                                              Adorable!



Ok, so I just barely listened to myself on the radio and I feel bad because I didnt sound
that grateful when they said they were giving my 500 dollars, truth of the matter is I didnt really
hear that they said that.  In my mind I was still thinking "Holy crap I think Im on the radio right now!"
It didnt hit me that they gave me that until after I got off the phone.  That's huge..thank you SOOO much!!!!!

21 comments:

The Larsons said...

He he he that was so much fun!! And yes in all fairness I did try and warn you! I can't wait till they put the audio of it up on the website so I can hear it from the radio!! I loved seeing the total shock on your face as some random woman hands you her phone!! Priceless! Im so glad I got to see you today!! I cant wait to see Skyler tell him I love him and give him a big ol smooch from me ok??!! Love your guts!

JACK's house said...

That made me cry...priceless!

Travis said...

So cool!

Amanda said...

What a wonderful Christmas Surprise. Skyler hugging the bear is so cute! I want to squeeze them both!

Angela Gunderson said...

ya, ya YA,, I listen to the radio station every morning and when I heard them talk about skyler, I was so happy for you both,, you deserve some sunshine after all that you are going thru. Thank you so much for letting us read about your life, I do not know you but I have found myself checking your blog daily to find out how skyler is doing, I pray that your angel baby will continue to fight this horrible disease. Please know that so many people are praying for your little baby boy,, thank you!!!

Jen Beckstrand said...

So glad I was able to be there for this! What a perfect way to start the morning. Love seeing you smiling. Wish I could have seen Sky's face too. You both deserve all this love you are receiving. :) Now we will have to be borrowing Modern Family from you!

Chelsea said...

YAY! We love 97.1 ZHT!!! Im so glad you got to start your day off with a smile, you deserve it!!! I love Skyler hugging his bear... ADORABLE!! Love you guys. XOXOXO

nsudburyfam said...

SO EXCITING!! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

Tukuafu's said...

I can't think of a more deserving family! You are amazing and I hope you know how much you inspire ME!

johnjillhuz said...

Crystal, we think about you and Skyler so much. I have to check your blog each morning to see if you've posted anything. Reading about these wonderful gifts and the kind service brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy that this has made your long hard month all the better.

Kaeloni said...

Such a great story! I started bawling! Your little man is too cute! Like someone else said there is no one more deserving!!!

Jodie said...

That is so great! I love that radio station! They are hilarious! You are an amazing mother, you and Skyler deserve the world! Still praying!

Anonymous said...

Yay! You needed a "pick me upper!" I am so glad that ZHT did that for you and Sky! :) That pic is so cute of him! Hope your day stays "upbeat" Know that we are thinking about you both!

Anonymous said...

How awesome! I just listened to the audio on their website and you sounded plenty grateful! You are so amazing. I think of and pray for Skylar everyday. I'm so glad something happy happened!

Elizabeth Clayton Smith said...

God bless you and your family.

lindsay Roscoe said...

So cool! Wish I had heard it. In fact i think I am going to see if I can find it right now.

Cyndy said...

You deserve it! Can we come bring you dinner tomorrow at 7?

Ara said...

This put a huge lump in my throat. Like someone else said, I don't know you or Skyler, but I'm always checking your blog to see how Sky is doing. I can't think of anyone more deserving than you & Sky to receive these wonderful gifts from 97.1 ZHT. Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

What a wonderful thing to have happen!:) You deserve it...you are amazing!
We continue to pray that Skyler's body will heal. The meds for fungus infections are tough on these kids...I pray with all my heart that he will turn the corner soon.

Briana said...

What a wonderful surprise! I'm so glad you could have such a pick me up in the middle of such a hard month!

That picture of Skyler snuggling the bear is the cutest thing!! What a sweetheart!

lea said...

If there is one thing Ive learned during McKalls fight with cancer, its the amazing love and generosity of others. Its so humbling, yet so healing. Im so glad you got some of that during this yucky month. I pray for you and him daily and hope he is doing better today...even if its just a little at a time! Enjoy, and know were praying for you...