Sunday, May 13th was a Mother’s Day that I’ll never forget. Clint and Jenny started the fun with roses
and strawberry cheesecake! After breakfast the guys went to Ground Zero, while the girls hung out in
Kim’s room, listening to music and helping her get ready.
After she packed her bags and left we
decided to get some fresh air by walking to Central Park. While we were there we had a nice picnic
and conversation. When it was time to get ready we headed back to the hotel. The guys were back and
enjoyed their outing as well. After dinner we headed to the Ed Sullivan Theatre for an evening we’ll never
forget! We were seated on the end of the third row, right behind Christina’s family who was sitting behind
Alicia’s. They stage looked amazing. I almost felt like we were at Tribal Council. Watching the last two
episodes of Survivor was a bit nerve wracking but nothing would compare the way we felt when the
castaways and Jeff Probst took their places on the stage. Kim sitting front and center looked beautiful.
After a few minutes of talking Jeff wasted know time reading off the votes of the jury. He opened the first
Coach shot out of his chair, as I caught the expression on his face. Quickly, Kim was in his arms and he was
lifting her off the floor. In jubilation, our hearts tried to explain what no words could adequately express.
We were laughing, squealing, hugging, running and jumping up and down! Trying to wrap our minds around
what had just happened. Kim went back onto the stage and everyone returned to there seat. Blown away,
we watched an listened as Jeff asked questions and the Cast answered. Everything from that point was a
bit of a blur and paled in comparison, we waited outside the theatre while she did a few red carpet
interview’s, anxious to hug her again! Then we headed to the Survivor Party which was on a hotel rooftop.
Though very crowded, Kim received an outpouring of handshakes, hugs and congratulations! After an hour
got back to the hotel and left for the airport at 4:15. Though we had to get back and Kim was in good hands
it was hard to leave her behind. It’s been a long year of secrets and mystery and now that its all over we
have lot’s of questions to ask and hugs to give! We didn’t get finish celebrating! Later when we settled into
our First Class seats (Thank you, Nate!) we fell fast asleep, waking off and on, talking and pinching ourselves.
Reliving the past year and thanking God from the bottom of our hearts. Thanking Him for His incredibly
generous, good plans. Not only for Kim, but for us all.
Watching our children grow up has been a rich a rewarding experience and now that they are adults
we are rewarded daily with the blessings of their lives. We are living in a continuous state of gratitude
for the wise, warm, responsible people they have become. Living their lives with integrity. Watching them
talk, work, play, laugh, love, parent, contribute to life around them makes us beam with happiness! They bless us!
Jeremiah 29: 11