I cannot thank all of you enough for your participation in Team WhyMommy’s Virtual Science Fair. It worked out better than I ever could have dreamed and all of the credit goes to you—the nearly SIXTY people who did science in honor of Susan. You. Are. Incredible.
I just got off the phone with Susan. She sounds great. She sounded happy. She was pleased that the cancer is out of her body. But she was also happy about the idea of all of her friends doing science with their kids or by themselves. She told me that she’s been walking the aisles of the science fair and reading. She may not be able to comment for a while (I don’t know, something about Vicodin), but she is reading and loving it.
She asked how I pulled it off and I told her the truth. I told her it was a piece of cake because of all of you. Seriously, all I had to do was send out a couple of emails. You all did the rest. I’m blown away and honored to know all of you. I know she is too.
So here’s a little something for you. You’ve earned it. Susan gets the Blue Ribbon First Prize for kicking the shit out of cancer, but you all get this super awesome Participant Award.
I know that I have had a blast visiting all of your sites. You’ve given me a gajillion fun new ideas of things to do with my kids this summer when we’re languishing in the long summer no-school days. It was so cool to see how each of you interpreted the science fair in your own way. So completely amazing.
I would like to thank Joeymom, who responded to my first email with a suggestion for the name: The Team WhyMommy Virtual Science Fair. I would also like to thank Kate who responded to my (second to) last email with the information that I misspelled “blogosphere” in my image. In my defense, (a) it’s a hard word to spell, and (b) it’s not a real word.
But mostly, I want to thank all of you. Thank you for helping to bring a little extra light into Susan’s life. And mine. You are fantastic. Each and every one of you.