Friday, January 29, 2010

Just being grateful...

Annabel full of smiles...
Our soldier boy...missing him so...

Carly and Colette dressing for Geek Day at school...


Tara visiting with Annabel...



Linzy and Derek coming by to visit...

This next group of pictures is from a sweet family that I met via Annabel's blog.
Janet is the mom and her and I commented on each others blog a few times. They were told Sage may have Trisomy 18 early on. Sage' blog is:
http://itaintabouthowhardyoucanhit.blogspot.com/She has something called Arthrogryposis. I am just learning about this horrible illness. She is a beautiful little girl with an incredible loving family. Her older sister Tehya has great talent in woodworking. Her class have read about Annabel and adopted her to pray for her. This touch my heart so deeply. The pictures below are Annabel reading each card one by one. I want to say thank you to this special family and to Tehya class. It was a great surprise.



























































Annabel reading her cards from Tehya class..

A Big Thank YOu to Lacey Rugg for making Annabel this special Blanket.. This blanket is made from the heart with much love in honor of sweet Jaxson. The link to her site is:
http://jaxsonsblankiesforbabes.blogspot.com/




Last summer at the SOFT conference I was given the chance to bid on a sleep safe bed for Annabel. I knew soon she was to outgrow her baby bed. This required me to let go of another normal thing in our lives. When we opened the bed it was huge and I didn't want this in her room. It was decorated so cute around her baby bed that I didn't want another piece of equipment in our home that took up so much space. I have come to love this bed. It has an electronic adjustment that raises the head to whatever level and also the knee area. Both sides can be put up for safety and are made with windows so she doesn't feel closed in. Annabel doesn't roll yet, so basically we just leave one side down. I am able to crawl up in the bed and snuggle her to sleep if need be. There is also plenty of room at the foot to place her machines. I was blessed to have an opportunity to purchase this bed for a fraction of the cost. Thank you's to the Knobel family who called me to bid via telephone. To the SOFT committee for having the bed at the auction and the Sleep Safe Bed Company for donating the bed to SOFT.

7 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

I love you Cathy and am so blessed when I see these pictures of loved ones. I am so grateful that Annabel continues to thrive even with the bumps along the way. She is so special to my heart. I am so heartbroken for the families who have lost so much this week. God be with them in their despair. Take care Cathy and know you are so special too.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Penny said...

What a COOL bed! I love that you are able to crawl right in with her. I also love the pretty wood. Thanks for sharing pictures with us all. I have come to LOVE seeing that smile, so precious!

The VW's said...

Such cute and fun pictures! Awesome bed! And, what a beautiful blankie from Jax and Lacey! HUGS!!!

The Snell Family said...

Love the blakie, Lacey called me and told me that you had contacted her and wanted one. It is wonderful gift, Arianna was the first to get one and it took of from there. I also love helping her make them.
We are working on getting the same bed for Arianna, only we need the one with the really tall sides, I know she will need that as she grows and gets stronger.
Love you all so much, I love getting texts from Koutni with pics of Bells.
Hugs from us all.
Julianna

Kathy said...

Great post! Loved all the pictures and how special to know a class of children is praying for your sweet girl!

Great shots of your family! You are so dear to share them all with us. I know it's another thing to do on what must be a very long "to do" list every day.

Annabel is really tricked out with all this new and wonderful equipment that makes her life - and yours! - easier. She is getting to be a big girl (thank you Jesus!) and all these things must help your back as well.

Love you girls! Prayers continue especially for your sweet princess and her handsome soldier/brother!!!

therextras said...

This is a wonderful post, Cathy! Annabel looks wonderful! Such good referral links! Thank you and bless your family!

Barbara

PS Time to delete the 3rd comment by samari sam. ;)

ParkerMama said...

Isn't Lacey the best? Such a sweetheart!

Love this girl of yours!