Thursday, December 20, 2012
My lil’ Marine!
Because my initial idea hadn’t worked, I had to implement something else to still give it a marine theme and not just military. So we went with the Marine Corps symbol and it was hard, but so worth it! Andrew started jumping up and down as soon as he got home from school! I used plastic spoons, fishing line, huge marshmallows (parachutes), glue, and army men to hang from the ceiling under the few Marine helicopters I found in Andrew’s stash. We had fun finding dog tags for all his little friends he invited along with a bag of candy, pencil, and whistle.
But, I must add the BEST part of his party was a huge answer to prayer and a big desire our little man had for quite sometime. We have an adopted son in California that has been in the marine corps for 3 years now and has already made Sergeant. Andrew and he were always buddies and ever since Andrew was 1 he has loved Joe to pieces. Andrew begged us to invite Joe because he wanted a real marine at his party. A very long story short it seemed nigh impossible until Joe told us he would be flying in the night before and wouldn’t miss Andrew’s party for anything!
When Andrew walked in from playing with his friends there stood his live marine and treasured friend whom he prays for and talks about all too often. His face was to die for and I wish I hadn’t been so wrapped up in the moment of excitement and had videoed it, but it was priceless!
Joe even bought him a had and a shirt from his marine store. We found him another hat and a coat too so he is decked out to be a marine.
I love making birthdays fun and memorable for our little ones, but when God makes the extra things happen I know my little ones will not forget it! We love you, Andrew Micaiah, and are so thankful God has given you to us these last 7 years.