Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Beach

Jason and I went to the beach with my family the first week in July. I really love the picture that he took of my niece and a friend looking out into the Ocean. They are sporting Turquoise for CDH!

CDH Crosses

I made these CDH crosses after Addison passed for CDH babies to hang in the isolets as they fight their battle and for parent's of CDH angels and survivors to hang on the Christmas tree either in remembrance of their angels or in celebration of their gift. Making these crosses is very therapeutic for me. It gives me an opportunity to honor my baby girl!

I have made another batch of the crosses and wanted to know if there is anyone who would like one for their CDH baby. If you would like one, please email me ( the following:

Baby's full name
Birth Date and Death Date (if applicable)
Your name and full mailing address

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Addison's Marker

I finally took a picture of Addison's headstone. I am really pleased with how it turned out.
It is hard to believe that my little angel has been gone for over 4 months. Last Friday was her 5 month birthday! Jason and I went to see her and let her know how much we love her and miss her. I took some purple bearded irises to her grave site. This flower was planted at my grandmother's house when I was growing up so it makes me think of her and now my little angel. I know that my grandmother is in heaven doting over little Addison.

Also, I made a run at making some onsies for my friend that is preggo. It really did not turn out the way I had expected/hoped so our dog Bailey now has a new outfit. Here are few pictures of him modeling his new outfit.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Letters for CDH

I mailed 100 letters yesterday. While I was at the Post Office, the clerk asked me what I was mailing and commented on how the color really stood out. I told her about my precious Addison and all the other CDH babies. She was astonished that she had never heard of such a terrible defect. The letters are doing their job. Add one more person to the pool of individuals that are educated about CDH. I really hope that we get some one's attention so we will be able to bring attention to this defect.

Also, for anyone who purchased a Parker Reese t-shirt from me, I put them in the mail yesterday. I would assume that they should arrive by the end of this week or early next week.

I want everyone to remember Avery Mae's family as they begin the difficult journey of saying good bye and grieving their precious baby. We know that Avery was greeted by the many CDH angels that are already in Heaven.

It is hard to believe that Addison has been gone for 4 months. Some days it feels like a lifetime ago that I said good bye to my baby girl and other days it seems like it was just moments ago. I thank God for lending her to Jason and me. She made us better people and made us realize what is really important in this life. She was wise beyond her days. I love her so much and know that she fulfilled her purpose in this world and she was lucky enough to never have to endure the pain and suffering of this world. She entered and left this world completely innocent and perfect.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Update and Sand Picture

I have been really busy lately. I have been traveling for work, going on vacation with my family at the beach and then going to Raleigh to see Jessica and Parker's House. I had such a great time in Raleigh with Jessica.

Also, I finally got Addison's picture back from To Write Their Names in The Sand. It is so beautiful and I know that she is smiling down from heaven.

I want everyone to continue to pray for all the CDH babies that are fighting or are preparing to fight this defect.