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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Trisomy 18 Stinks....

Two sweet Angel babies went home yesterday and are resting peacefully in Jesus' arms. Please pray for these families who I can't begin to imagine the ache they feel in their hearts and empty arms. Yes, they are comforted to know she is at peace with no struggles but to have love and experienced this beautiful sweet joy will be so greatly missed.

You can visit by clicking on the following links:
http://amazingsydneygrace.blogspot.com
http://batiansila.blogspot.com