Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More surprises...

Let me start by saying it is never, I mean never fun to go to the hospital. But I guess if you have to go, then this is the way to go.

Last night I was going to knit night in honor of this sweet girl named Allie who is graduating. Most of the ladies in our group are just that ladies! But Allie is 18 years old and such a breath of fresh air. We will surely miss her sitting there in her corner of the couch with her sweet smile. We may have to take our knitting on the road to College Station. Ok, Allie we would ask first I am sure! After everyone gave Allie her gifts, then Rainy (owner of the shop) presented me with a gift. Actually, it was another gift for Annabel. The ladies in our knit group all knitted Annabel a square with a heart in the center of the square. Also, there is a butterfly sewn on the blanket on the corner of one of the squares. This blanket is so soft and snuggly! I bet I will be snuggled up right next to her under her sweet blanket that are made with so much love.




The Quilt...
Then remember my friend Lisa who has 6 little precious hospital gowns made for Annabel, then her seamstress who made Annabel a sweet rag doll with 2 pairs of matching P.J.'s and two matching hospital gowns??? Well today I received a call from Lisa saying there was one more surprise. So this evening Annabel, myself, and Tara went to Lisa's house. Gramma, a.k.a. Mrs. C, a.k.a. Lisa's neighbor, decided to make Annabel a quilt with the leftover fabric of her gowns. I was so glad I brought Annabel with me as Mrs. C had not seen her in a good while and couldn't believe how grown up she has become. The quilt is beautiful and so colorful. It touches me that they all chose something to do for Annabel. All of the children in the photo with Gramma, a.k.a. Mrs. C are not Lisa's. They are friends of her children and Annabel loved all the attention and activity. Also, for the record Lisa is not in any of the photos. She would not allow me to take her picture. I am going to research in my picture history and see if I have one. I'll show her!(JK)






With all this fun, the fact is that we will be leaving tomorrow to be admitted to the hospital. All these fun things have served as a great distraction, since I can tend to worry. I know it is totally out of my control and not in my hands, Thank you, Jesus!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Cathy,

I will be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow. You sure have special friends. I love to see the smile on everyone's face as they share in the miracle of sweet Annabel.

Keep us all posted. Love to you all.

Barb
Annie's mom

May said...

Blanketing Annabel with love...so beautiful. fingers crossed all goes well at the hospital...so much love accompanying her there!

connie said...

Praying for you and Annabel. I'll be with Susan tomorrow, so I'll remind her, too.

LOVE YOU BOTH!

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

What a lovely blanket! I love knitting, too.

Hope all goes well tomorrow (today, I think, now?). PLEASE keep us posted.

Must rush.... you're in my prayers.

my3sons said...

Cathy,
What sweet friends! Love the blankets. Made with so much love I'm sure. Just shows how special Annabel is to everyone. I will be praying for you all! Katie

Tamara said...

Oh how sweet of all these wonderful ladies to do this for sweet Annabel! She deserves to be showered in love and I am so glad that she was! Please know I will be praying for you all... so you have times??? Sorry to push, but would be good to have them so I can stop what Im doing and be with you in prayer!! Love you all so much!

The VW's said...

It always amazes me when God sends such wonderful people into people's lives when they need it the most! I'm thankful that you have such wonderful friends!

I'll be praying for Annabel and you! HUGS!!!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Thinking of you both right now Cathy and will be praying all day too. This girl is styling with all the beautiful gifts made from the hearts of others who love Annabel sooooo much. She is in good hands Cathy and He won't take His eyes off of her. Asking Him to be gentle with her and with your heart. Praying for peace for you sweet friend. I love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Thinking of you friend! So many are with you!

Anonymous said...

Special people collect special friends, you are such an amazement. Annabel is so fortunate to have you in her life, the Angels were shining down on her when you brought her into your home.

Edie

Kathy said...

Loved what May said!

Praying, praying, praying for precious Annabel and peace and comfort for her amazing Mom!!!

Love,
Kathy

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am thinking about you and Annabel! She will surely be the best dressed and blanketed girl there. :)

Kelly said...

look at how happy she is with all of the attention. she really is an amazing little girl. we will be holding you both in our hearts and thinking of sweet annabel while she is in the hospital.