Thursday, May 16, 2013

Savannah's Rainbow

I had to share this picture that Scott and I took yesterday as we were driving to the SHARE walk meeting.  As we were driving I spotted this beautiful rainbow and of course gasped in excitement and starting pointing like a little kid.  It was the most beautiful rainbow I've ever seen. It was so bright and was a complete arch!! On our way to these meetings we always pass our favorite street sign-  Savannah Circle. So Scott decided we must stop, get out of the car and take a picture of Savannah's name with the rainbow. I'm so glad we did!

"Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother  She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors Oh, and life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no  Ain't even gray, but she buries her baby"   BAND PERRY
There were actually two of them

I've started the hats for the babies in Honduras!!! Here is my first one so far-

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Another Mother's Day

Well in 2 more days it will be Mother's Day... I know last year on Mother's Day it was pretty tough for me. At that point it had only been a few months since Savannah had past plus it was my first Mother's Day as a mother. But of course without my baby... This year I feel it won't be quite as hard. Well hopefully. I think last year I was still struggling with the question, Am I still a mom if my child is not with me? This year I know for certainty the answer to that. YES!!! I have no doubts and I can easily call myself a Mom and say I have a daughter without getting teary eyed or  feeling wrong. I will never forget the feeling when we were at the funeral home making arrangements for Savannah's funeral. I had to fill out some paper work and one of the questions was how are you related to the person who died. It was the first time I wrote or referred to myself as MOTHER and I broke down in tears. It was so confusing at that time because was I am mom?  Well this past year, like I just said, I have finally come to the place where, YES I am and damn proud of it!!!   So Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there that are missing their angels. You are all great Moms. Probably the best Moms out there!!!

The past week or so I have sent out a couple more hat and bootie sets!! Hope they love them!!

Last night Scott and I went to the SHARE support group and I made my Teeny Tears (  diapers/blanket set donation to Edward Hospital!!  I donated 11 total! Here they are:
Speaking of SHARE I also wanted to show the Share Walk To Remember official logo!!!! Scottie and I are on the marketing team for the walk this year and we had a part in creating this awesome logo!!! Way to go SHARE walk coordinators. This walk will be fabulous. The walk this year is October 12th at the Naperville River Walk.
Oh and did I mention that my amazing husband got Gina Glocksen to sing at this years walk.  Yes, Gina from American Idol. She was 9th place runner up in the 6th season of American Idol. Check out her website
A BIG thanks to Gina for being so willing to sing at  such an important event!!!!
And lastly in big news is that I received a very sweet email to Sweet Savannah Knits after my article was ran a week ago.  This sweet lady has a daughter who is a doctor who goes to Honduras to work in one of their hospitals (bless her heart).  She was wondering if I would be willing to make some hats for the little Honduras babies as they are always in need of them. How can I turn that down! I'm not sure how many I can complete by later this summer but I told her I will try to get a handful done that her daughter can take back with her. Savannah's memory is traveling to other countries!!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there!!!