Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

First, I want to ask that you pray for Courtney and Jason. They have lost another son, Wyatt, and no doubt this is very difficult for them. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers with all that they are facing.


The weekend started out on Friday being 14 months since Carleigh's birth. I actually didn't even realize it until later in the day. I'm doing really well. Many more good days than bad days. I still miss her so much. (Highlight of the day-I got my hair cut and was able to donate to Locks of Love. Yay!)

On Sunday, May 30th, our church had their memorial service and Carleigh was added to our church's memorial roll. We got a certificate with her name on it and was presented with a red rose. Everyone also brought in their own flowers from their gardens and elsewhere to create a memorial bouquet. We didn't bring a flower but my friend Lori was there and had brought a flower in and gave it to us to add to the bouquet. I appreciated that so much!! And I was a little teary during it all because I missed her so much.

Today we went out to the cemetery to place a wreath by Carleigh's grave for Memorial Day. The wreath that we placed was one that I have kept in our closet for over a year now. It was given to us for Carleigh's funeral and I kept it for this exact reason. We had to stop by the flower shop to pick up a holder for it since we didn't have one. Thankfully they were open that day! (I figured they would be though.)

So we went out to the cemetery and the weather was just beautiful out. It was warm and sunny (but unfortunately a little humid too!). Kyndra was pretty excited and starting running around right away collecting things like rocks and flowers. I put up the wreath while Anthony took some pictures. Then we just spent some time out there for a little bit. The horses were there like always and I got them in one of the pics. Kyndra picked some flowers for sissy and gave them to her and then we said goodbye. So here are lots of pics from our visit:

So, we had a pretty good weekend overall.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pray for Baby Shana

Calling all you prayer warriors out there! I need your help in lifting a family up in prayer.

Erin and her husband, Brad, found out earlier this year that their baby girl, Shana Rae, has anencephaly. Erin is set to deliver her on June 3rd at 37 weeks by C-section. Erin and Brad also have 2 other daughters, Abby and Reese.

Please keep this family in your prayers as the time approaches to meet this precious little girl. I am praying that they gets lots of time with Shana (which is something all of us anen mommies hope for).

Lord, I pray that You be near to this family as the time quickly approaches for them to meet the little girl that they have been waiting for. Be with Brad and Erin on delivery day and watch over them and give them strength and comfort both on that day and the days ahead. I pray that you give compassion and understanding to those who will be taking care of them. Be with Abby and Reese as they meet their little sister and try to understand all of what is happening. I ask that you touch Shana Rae and heal her little body, whether it be on this earth or in Heaven. I plead with You to give this family the time they truly deserve with Shana. We don't always understand the whys of things, Lord, but I can surely testify that You can bring good out of any situation no matter what it may be. And I know that there is so much goodness in little Shana's life. Amen.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to a few special babies!!

I wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to some very special babies who celebrated their first birthdays this month. In memory of these babies I did 2 balloon releases. (I would have liked to do 1 big one but I didn't have enough money on me the one day to get all the balloons I wanted. My bad!!)

♥ Jenna Belle on May 5th ~Mommy is Franchesca at Handprints from Heaven

♥ Moira Mae on May 8th ~ Mommy is Alison at Missing Moira Mae

♥ Eliana Grace on May 9th ~ Mommy is Jess at Peace Like a River

♥ Noah Benjamin on May 10th ~ Mommy is Celia at Beauty From Pain

♥ Janessa Marie on May 14th ~ Mommy is Malory at Mommy of an angel

♥ Shealyn Marie on May 17th ~ Mommy is Betty at Random Thoughts At 65 MPH

♥ Duncan Thomas on May 19th ~ Mommy is Monica at The Writer Chic

♥ George Patrick Andrew on May 19th ~ Mommy is Karen at Busy Hands

♥ Leila Mae on May 21st ~ Mommy is Emily at Mumblings From Troy Ohio

♥ Vayden James on May 23rd ~ Mommy is Stephanie at Through My Mothers Eyes...Vayden's Story

♥ Jack Cooper on May 24th ~ Mommy is Jack's Mummy at Our Angel Named Jack

♥ Christian also celebrated a first Heaven day on May 6th ~ Mommy is Andrea at Life, Love, & Persuit of our Fairytale. In honor of this day I sent up a little note on the 2nd balloon release.

I also released a balloon for Carleigh and another balloon for all our babies that have been loved and lost.

Balloon release #1

Balloon release #2

I apologize if I missed anyone. I tried my best to remember all the birthdays. And I wish I had done this for all the other birthdays that have passed. So happy birthday to those babies whose birthdays have already been celebrated.
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