Gifts from our baby Grace, diagnosed with occipital encephalocele at 20 weeks.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
I'm reaching out to all you blog friends to help support Grace's fundraiser for school! November 2, we are having our BIG fundraiser (by big, I mean the big goal is to raise $100,000 total, meaning $4,000 each per family). $4,000?! Is this possible? I know that God has blessed Grace's school, and that His hand is on it and in it and He is the only reason it exists. The Little Lighthouse Central Mississippi
So, if you feel lead, please assist us in our fundraiser! We are about 1/4 of the way to our goal. We have several ways you can help...
-you can go to this website http://www.llhms.org/fundraising/2nd-annual-laps-for-little-ones-5k-and-fun-run/ and register for the Laps for Little Ones VIRTUAL 5K ($20). This is a virtual race, so run/walk/crawl where ever you are whenever you can. You can even complete this race on the treadmill. No proof is required of completion, but feel free to post your photos to TLLH Facebook page (The Little Lighthouse - Central Mississippi). TLLH will mail you a race day shirt to the address you supply. ***Be sure to select that you are running in honor of Grace!
-you can "like" The Little Lighthouse - Central Mississippi on facebook and purchase a Laps for Little Ones 5K tshirt (again, be sure to specify you are supporting Grace)
-you can "like" our fundraiser page "Grace Creations - Handmade Photo Frames" on facebook and purchase a photo frame that Chad and I are making. ALL proceeds go to our fundraiser.
If you are still reading this blog post, thank you! We love you too! :) Our main goal for our school is to open a fourth classroom to serve more children. We currently have a lot of children on our waiting list, and I know what that feels like! Let's not make these children wait any longer than they have to! They deserve to attend TLLH and learn and grow and develop! Most importantly, these children learn about the God who created them, perfectly and beautifully!
THANK YOU!!! We do truly love you and are so thankful for your love and support to our family!
We had our first family vacation in August in Orange Beach, AL.
The weather wasn't 100% perfect, but we enjoyed our get away. We enjoyed time on the beach, shopped a little, napped, and just spent time together as a family. We ate at The Shrimp Basket, King Neptune's, and Shipp's Harbour Grill, and it was yummy! Grace loved sleeping late, eating cinnamon rolls every morning, taking long naps, and the ocean waves crashing on her!
Grace had her surgery yesterday to have tubes and her tonsils and adenoids removed. Other than some intense crying in the PACU, she has done GREAT! I am so proud of her and happy to say she has done MUCH better than expected! We stayed overnight in the hospital, and got home today before lunch. She is refusing to drink willingly, but she seems happy and mostly pain free. She is playing with her toys like she missed them so much! ha
Thank you for your prayers for her! We still have a road to recovery in front of us (after this surgery...the triple threat as some of the nurses call it...it's usually worse several days after surgery), but I hope she continues to improve each day.
I am a wife, momma, and pediatric nurse. My daughter Grace was born March 4, 2011, and she is an awesome little girl! She has special needs (see my link "Grace's Story"). Our second baby, Micah, is due March 31, 2014. My prayer for our family is that God would use us to draw others nearer to Him. This blog is dedicated to my journey with motherhood.