Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Carleigh's name gallery and more

I have finally gotten around to creating a name gallery for all of Carleigh's pictures that so many wonderful people have sent me. I looked at several different sites to host all the pictures but finally decided to create a Facebook page since it could hold the most photos and people can interact on the page too. So you can visit Carleigh's page here. Now that she has a page, I will be deleting her group on Facebook. No sense in having both, really, and I think it will be easier.

I was going to hold a giveaway this week but have decided to put that off until later. What I would really like to do is hold another raffle for Harley. If you remember, she is the special little girl who passed away from Alper's Syndrome. She was born in January 2008 just like Kyndra and her mom Katie and I were in a due date club together on Cafemom. I know there are still needs to be met and I would really like to help them out. I would really love to have several items besides the one I would provide to raffle off to try and raise as much money as I can. If you or someone you know would like to make or donate an item for the raffle please email me at caring4carleigh@yahoo.com. I would like to get this up and running as soon as possible. And thank you to everyone who made the last raffle such a great success! I truly appreciate it! You can visit the blog or caringbridge page to read her story.

I got a sympathy card in the mail today from the University of Findlay. It was a nice surprise. Inside the card it says, "Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your little Carleigh. From your friends at Findlay." Then a bunch of people signed the card. I'm not really sure who they all are but it's nice. I imagine they found out from the update I submitted as an alumni. Maybe it'll be in the next alumni magazine.

Some of you may be aware that Steven Curtis Chapman's new CD Beauty Will Rise was released today and the first single off the CD is called Heaven Is The Face. Oh my goodness. This song is AMAZING. If you haven't heard it pause Carleigh's music player at the bottom and play this video below. I've already bought the mp3. Yeah, it's that good.


16 comments:

Amber said...

I thought the name Gallery was a great idea. There were so many beautiful ways that Carleigh's name has been written.

I wish I could help with the raffle for Harley. Maybe I can come up with something soon.

croleyc69 said...

The gallery is such a nice way to remember your Carleigh. You have so many beautiful ways to remember her.
I think that's a great idea to have another raffle for Harley. You are such a sweet person Holly, always thinking of others.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

♥ Ali ♥ said...

What a beautiful way to remember Carleigh! <3

HappyascanB said...

I heard this SCC song yesterday and thought of you! It's beautiful!

Mindy said...

I am sure you know this but SCC lost his adopted daughter in a tragic accident. He wasn't going to sing anymore until God worked with him. A very sad story but beautiful how God works through every situation. Thanks for sharing his song and I love the face book page for Carleigh!!!

Heather said...

That song is beautiful.

And so is your gallery. It's a wonderful way to memorialize your angel.

You are just an amazing, caring woman!

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Jennifer Ross said...

You did a great job putting that all together! I'm sure Carleigh is very proud of her mommy.

Jess said...

Love Carleigh's name gallery. It's just so precious to see our little one's names written out in love, and hear them spoken out loud. I love that you included Steven Curtis Chapman's song. I was blessed to get to go to his concert back in August, the week of Eliana's due date, and he previewed that song. I ended up crying through a lot of the concert, but it was so amazing. I still have to go out and get the CD, maybe tomorrow!:)

Franchesca Cox said...

Carleigh's name gallery is beautiful! So sweet of you to do this raffle for Harley!

xx

Sue said...

I'm a fan now :-)
I'll look around and see what I have for your raffle. What date do you need it by?
~Sue

Cecilia said...

Oh what a beautiful song! Did you watch the video of him describing it? So, so precious.

Alex said...

Sweet... just dropped by from Blog Frog....your daughter is precious...

Once A Mother said...

How sweet of the folks at Findlay to get a card over to you.

Once A Mother said...

The facebook page looks great. Such beautiful tributes to Carleigh... the toy box is amazing.

Lisa said...

Holly,

I have been a fan of Steven curtis Chapman since I was 14 years old.... and this song like so many others of his moved me to tears.... Heaven is the Face... where we will see our dear sweet babies again! Your such a wonderful Mommy! I love the pictures!

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