Sunday, March 1, 2009

Annabelle Basket Blessings!

Several friends have touched my heart deeply in the past few weeks. I'd like to share them with you...

A month or so ago, I shared with you a beautiful yellow crocheted newborn hat that a friend had made for the baskets. A few weeks ago, we met for her to give us more! She had knit 20 more for the baskets!!! They are absolutely beautiful...yellow, blue, white & pink (& I hear that she's done even more in more colors)! They are just perfect! We included them in the most recent baskets that we delivered yesterday to MUSC. I added a little girly touch to the girl's hats...BOWS, of course! Take a look!







Another blessing from another kindred spirit...the "A is for Annabelle: A Doll's Alphabet" children's books! They were also included in the most recent batch! I had not even thought about adding books but as soon as I received them I remembered reading to Annabelle in the ICU when I couldn't hold her...a precious, precious memory of mothering her. She heard lots about being God's Little Princess but I am sure she would have loved this book, too! I know other heart moms will love the books and sharing this beautiful moment with their little girls!


Last summer, I came home to a bag on my front porch FULL of blankets & socks for the Annabelle Baskets! I knew from the adorable stuff in that bag that the generous donor and I would get along very well! She has a babydoll little girl and has been so touched by the heart community that she incorporated her very own classroom at the school where she teaches in raising awareness for CHD! They held their annual Jump Rope for Heart the night before Valentine's and, oh my goodness, look at the impact our little girl has made! I received this picture last week and just laughed & cried all at the same time! These children are PRECIOUS! (Extra points to the guys for wearing pink, too!) Oh, and one of her boys raised the most money of their student body...$1000 (very impressive for a 4th grader)!

My heart is full!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh how precious!It is amazing how many people have been and will continue to be touched by Annabelle. Love you and hope you are doing well.
Linda Green

Linda said...

By the way, it's snowing in Spartanburg!
Linda

Linda said...

Oh how precious!It is amazing how many people have been and will continue to be touched by Annabelle. Love you and hope you are doing well.
Linda Green

Linda said...

Oh how precious!It is amazing how many people have been and will continue to be touched by Annabelle. Love you and hope you are doing well.
Linda Green

Miller Family said...

God is so amazing and knows just the right people to put in our paths when we need them. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest and downtime. We hope your pregnancy is going well.

Erica May said...

WEll, here I am crying again! God always knows what we need and He is using sweet Annabelle to touch so many lives! I hope you are doing well and I will call you soon!
love to you all!
Erica

Lindsay Dean said...

And full your heart should be! You are an amzing woman Rebecca Butcher! And pregnancy looks good on you too! Love you friend~
Suzie

Anonymous said...

Please keep Kayleigh's family in your prayers this month. She has been in the NICU since birth and may be well enough to go home in a month (with a in-home nurse). However, the family's home is now set for foreclosure at the end of the month. A fundraiser/raffle will be going on this week to help support them financially. Most of all, they need all of our prayers. Please help pass the word about this precious family. www.kayleighannefreeman.com

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, the website is actually kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

I love what you are doing in memory of your sweet daughter. I have been checking in on you for a while and we have many of the same heart buddies in common (Mia, Owen, Gracie). I am the mother of Kaidence 2 years old. She caught a virus that made her heart sick and received a transplant Dec. 23 2007. She is know a happy, busy little girl. I will forever be trying to 'pay it forward'. May God bless your family.

The Chavis Family said...

This is all so awesome. The hats are so cute! I love the book! I've been checking Gracie's blog and I'm praying for them today. ~Kim

Anonymous said...

Glad I came across your blog. Thanks for sharing your journey as it comes as a comfort to us as part of the club. Rudy (HLHS, 10/1/08) is fighting hard to get home from the hospital and we just had one of those weeks that left us reeling.

Rolf

www.rudysbeat.wordpress.com

The Simmons Family said...

You deserve all the blessings in the world. I am a better person for knowing you. I LOVE all the work that has been done with the Annabelle baskets. You are touching many lives.

I am so thrilled about the new baby!

Dena said...

I have that book TOO!!! Someone gave it to me as they were cleaning out the library - ARE YOU KIDDING???

I just had to come look at your precious Annabelle!!!