Sunday, February 15, 2009
1,000 Paper Cranes
Coach Kristi came to Webster Lake yesterday and brought Emily a gift from the Glens Falls YMCA Gators Swim Team. As you see in the photo, they folded 1,000 paper Cranes. With it they sent a book, signed by all the team. It also explains the significance of the cranes. It tells us that an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The Gators folded a 1,000 cranes for Emily, with the wish that she recover quickly and enjoy a long life of prosperity and happiness.
Each one of the cranes is beautiful, altogether they are amazing. Thank you Gators for this wonderful gift and the effort you put in to show Emily your support. She misses everyone there, and hopes she will be back to help Coach Kristi to start the Long Course season in April.
We are doing well in this beautiful quiet house on Webster Lake. We have been mainly sleeping and reading. It is lovely here.
Thanks again everyone. The Gators and the GF YMCA have been an important part of our our lives for a long time, and your thoughts and support means a lot to us.
Deb, Bob & Emily
(PS -- Brother Jeff had an AWESOME meet at SUNYACs this weekend, doing best times in 400 IM, 200 fly and 200 back. He placed 3rd, 4th and 5th. The team had a spectacular meet, dominating for both the men's and women's team standings)