Monday, June 11, 2012

Off to the Ball

We had the joy of attending the 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball for the children and families of ASK.  I had not planned to attend the ball (my glass slippers had put in enough miles throughout the week), but Princess Mireya was adamant she 'needed' to make it to the ball.

The transformation of the hospital cafeteria to the party space was amazing. The festivities included makeup, nails, face painting, tattoos, fabulous cupcakes and mask making. A very special 'thank you' to the staff of Envy and Bombshell for coming out and giving back in such an awesome way. The kids loved getting pampered for the ball.  It was wonderful to see everyone outside of the clinical environment for a time to smile and dance the night away.  Line dances, first dances, soul train lines, cupid shuffles, wobblin and hanging on in the conga line was so much fun.

There was a wonderful assortment of food. You can never go wrong with Chick-Fil-A nuggets for the kids.  The Macaroni Bar (full of toppings) was also a hit, and everything was served by those that poke, prode and question you about your health week in and week out. The kids got a kick out of that.  There was an Event Photographer and a Photo Station for impromptu pics. It was nice to have a few hours to enjoy being with family and friends celebrating the ups, downs and joys of our respective journeys and taking time to remember those that fought to the bitter end of their illnesses.  It was definitely before the stroke of midnigt that I rounded up my Prince and Princesses.  We clicked our heels and made our way home.  Thank you ASK for such a wonderful evening!

1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear that you heeded the voice of the "Princess"! Sounds like the resulting joy was worth it all! We continue in prayer for you all!