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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Flying High

Last Wednesday night was filled with anticipation as our truck was loaded up with Mr. T's eagle project that would be delivered the following day.

When we first started the project, we figured it would take about a month to complete. That was months ago...... before the car accident that took our summer and sent us spinning. Finally! After months and months, the project was completed with the help of many willing hands.



Thursday after school, Mr. T, Levi, and I drove up to the Primary Children's Hospital meeting The SM on the way. As we pulled up in front and met the lady in charge of service/eagle projects, we told her we'd need carts. Several carts to haul in his project.



I can not convey to you what took place as Mr. T brought in his project. I can tell you that Levi and I got several laughs as we jammed up the revolving doors trying to get our carts out!



People stopped and asked questions and when they found out that Mr. T had done this for his eagle project and that it was for the children at the hospital they were amazed.



Amazed isn't even the right word! Maybe you have to have a child that goes there to understand how we parents feel when others do even the tiniest thing to make our kids lives a little brighter. A little happier.



Levi was more than happy to show how the dollys and ramp worked. Over and over and over again. The security officers got a big kick out of watching Levi going down the ramp.



All of these items are in the neurology department. Mr. T wanted them to go specifically where his little brother goes. He knows that it is tough having to go here.



It's scary.



It can be painful. The waiting can be long.



Thanks to kids like Mr. T who do service projects for the Primary Children's Hospital,



it makes a difficult situation a little bit easier for both the children and the parents. And for a kid like Mr. T, it brought him great satisfaction that he was able to look through a catalog for special needs children, see the prices which angered him, and decided to do something about it by choosing some items he thought he could build, and then seeing to it that it was done.

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Rachel, I love Primary Children's and I love this project.

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  2. Now THAT is an Eagle project. Above and beyond as usual. Trevor, you can take pride in your accomplishments. We're sure that the Primary Children's Hospital will enjoy it for years to come. We hope you put your name on a brass plate or something, like an artist's signature.
    Grandma and Grandpa Rubow

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  3. Way to go Trevor!!


    We love you, Gpa & Gma Recht

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  4. Great! I'm crying and it's only 8:oo in the morning. I'm so proud of Trevor and his scouting parents!

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  5. I'm with Sarah...proud of you all. What a terrific project, and a terrific kid to see the need and do something about it!

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  6. We may make a man out of the Trevor yet!! No - really. The entire concept of deliberately studying out what is needed, and then the decision to step up, gird up your loins, and do what needs to be done? That's a basic character foundation that will support his entire life. His examples are his mother and father and older brother - all of whom have demonstrated selfless and unceasing efforts to lift up the hands that hang down - and to bring beauty and light to a world that is constantly courting darkness. Proud to know you all. Hope Trevor rubs off on me - just a little.

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  7. That's great, Rachel! Give him a hug from his Auntie in Texas!

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  8. Lyndee, I have a love/hate relationship with Primary Children's. I love that it is there and all that they do, I hate that my son has to go there. But what a blessing it is there and so close!

    Dad and Mom Rubow, You know, we didn't think to put a plate on the stuff. We should have!! Oh well. Everytime we go and see the stuff we'll know who made them.

    Dad and Mom Recht, Can you believe it's finally finished!! Now onto the ever daunting task of the paper work. Ugh!

    Sarah, :D His Lamen and Lemuel scout mom. :D

    Korrie, He really is a great kid. I only feel like smacking him about 80% of the day now. ;)

    Kristen, Can I please put on the breaks? Please? This whole growing up thing. I'm not ready for it!! The little birdies are getting ever so closer to the edge of the nest ready to take flight and I am madly flitting about trying to figure out how to clip their wings!

    Leanna, I will!

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  9. That is a really cool eagle scout project, even more so because he did a lot of it for levi!

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  10. Hanna, Yeah. He's a pretty good kid and brother.

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  11. That is so awesomely awesome! That is one thing I really missed out on...scouting! With two daughters, I never got that chance.

    Sure there is the whole YW recognition thing but, I did most of that! JK sort of.

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  12. Tami, Don't tell anyone that I said this but, you didn't miss out on much. :D

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  13. This is amazing! God is working in your child and he will do great things through him.

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  14. Those are really fun toys--and an eagle scout project to be proud of.

    I hope there's an extra ramp and scooter board at home for Levi. :)

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  15. Jody, Thank you! We try as parents you know, to teach our kids to see beyond themselves, to look out for, and to serve others. It's nice to see it in action every once in awhile.

    Anaise, No, we didn't. It was all we could do to put the toys together for the hospital. Levi sure would love something like this at home, that's for sure! Maybe someday Mr. T can see about doing something on the home front.

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  16. What a great kid Mr. T is! That stuff looks amazing.

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  17. Oh my goodness, that is so awesome! What a cool project, and how meaningful. Eagle projects are great no matter what, but I really do love the ones that involve a lot of thought and personal meaning. Go Mr. T!!!

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  18. Chastina, I'm thinking Mr. T should make me some toys! I'm a non profit organization!

    Ginna, And to think! I've only four more to go! (Finding some chocolate to drown my woes in...)

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  19. Two amazing projects in one week (#1 being my dishes)? That kid is something special, you know. I wouldn't expect anything less with you and the SM as parents. Way to go- all of you!

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  20. Natalie, There just might be some hope for him yet eh? Despite me as his mum? :D

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  21. Wow I am super impressed! I want to go to Primary's just to try those out! Congrats and good job to Trevor!

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  22. Carrilyne, I know! We should have him build a bunch for the neighborhood!! Milo would love playing on them.

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  23. Rock on for Mr. T…you got yourself a great bunch there!

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  24. Anony, I should start calling them The Incredibles instead of The Native's! ;)

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  25. wait natalie- you got trevor to do your dishes? how did that happen?

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  26. @ Marseille- Trevor, or as I like to call him, The Best Babysitter Ever, watched our kids so I could take Richard out for his b-day. When I came home he had unloaded my dishwasher, reloaded and turned it on. Plus, he even swept the floor. Never have I had a babysitter clean up even remotely like he did. It.Was.Awesome.

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  27. note to self...if we ever need a paid babysitter...call him

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