Sunday, May 31, 2009
Annabel's new hospital gowns...
Well I think we all know that Annabel has many angels watching over her. Tonight a very sweet friend, Lisa called and said she had a surprise for Annabel. When we arrived she presented Annabel with six, yes six new hospital gowns. During Annabel's last hospital stay at our local hospital, I made the comment on the blog about how her yellow hospital gown made her look washed out. Lisa is always wanting to help us in anyway she can and jumped on this comment I made and came up with these precious, colorful gowns. She found a seamstress, picked up the fabric, requested the hospital gown to copy it (ties and snaps included for IV purposes), and even bought her matching bows for each one. I guess if we have to be in the hospital, we will sure be the cutest, most colorful patient in the house, right? I don't know the seamstress name so I can thank her and out of respect for Lisa' privacy I won't mention her last name. But a huge Thank You for this sweet gift for Annabel and myself. Can you see me each day giving her bath and then deciding on what precious gown we will be wearing?
Also, in one of the pictures Annabel is sitting on a beautiful blanket that Rainy (a friend and owner of our local knitting shop) made for Annabel. It is super soft and cozy for Annabel to have with her at the hospital. Again while I was at the knit shop knitting with friends I made the comment about how I love to make Annabel's hospital bed colorful and more like home. Rainy took off with this comment also. I have to watch what is coming out of my mouth. But a huge "thank you to Rainy for the time she took and the thoughtfulness that went into making this beautiful blankie.
I do know that Annabel touches many peoples lives and for this I am grateful. Also for all the friendships Annabel has brought into my life. There has been some names that I have not seen before, or that they have commented they have read the blog but not commented. They have said some very sweet things and I just wanted to make sure that they know how much their prayers and support are appreciated. We all continue to know that Annabel is still with us today because of God's mercy and love. I can tell you that I have done nothing to deserve this but she does make me want to be a better person and do better things each day. Do I fall short or right on my face, almost daily. It is also due to all of the prayers that are offered up on her behalf. I continue to say this because I don't want anyone to think that I take it for granted for one second. Annabel may not have a voice but I know if she could talk she would shout a huge "Thank You!" For now we will just look at her smile and let it speak a million words of Thanks to everyone.
Just wanted to add some pics of this weekend. Sunday evening we went out to watch my oldest son Derek play baseball. It is a men's league 25 and older hardball league. We enjoyed watching him play when he was younger and now get to watch him again. The biggest differenc is that all the parents are not yelling at the coach like when they were younger. So it is a relaxing way to spend a Sunday evening. He loves sports and it keeps him strong and healthy.
Tyler also came by and brought Annabel out to sit on his murdercycle, excuse me, I mean to say motorcyle. (Please don't take this personal to all the motorcyle enthusiast out there). Just as his mommy, I worry more about the other person than I do about him. He loves to ride so I will just pray that he be safe. Also, I promise Annabel was not and will not be riding any motorcyle ever! Her hair was not acceptable for photos, so therefore, the doo-rag (sp). Yes I know that it doesn't match, but I don't have doo-rags just sitting around.
Lastly, this weekend Annabel modeled for the organization called ARC. They had a dinner and syle show with all its memeber modeling or waiting on table. It was a very nice night and the food was excellent. She was not feeling so great (tummy) so we had to ask to be first so we could get off the stage and put our jammies on. Of course, the minute she saw her teacher she was all smiles. So guess what, next year her teacher get to walk her out unless Annabel decides to walk before then. The outfit in the picture was the one she modeled from Dillards. This is Mrs. Ann, her teacher in the first picture. The second is of myself and Annabel. She didn't smile the whole time unless she saw Ms. Ann.