Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cherish those loved ones...

Happy Tuesday! I hope this day finds you well, healthy and happy.

We have had a sad time this week. I don't want to bring you down, but I've been feeling so helpless this week with the death of my cousin's little boy. They live in Minnesota and had a baby boy 3 weeks ago, and he's been in the ICU. He wasn't able to move his arms and legs and was having trouble breathing. They had him on a ventilator and did multiple tests to find out he had Spinal Atrophy. It wasn't good news, as most babies born with this live only a few months. Well, on Friday evening, he passed away on his own.

It just breaks my heart so much. Words can't express how it hurts and I wish I could help them in some way. I remember when Kati was in the ICU when we found out she had a heart malformation and how it felt not being able to bring her home. But it was for only a few days. Losing a child would be worst thing imaginable. Josh, my cousin, and his wife Jess have been keeping everyone updated on caringbridge.com and her journal entries have been so heartbreaking. Please keep them in your prayers, if you could. Here is a slide show I wanted to share. They are going to be playing this at the funeral. Just to warn you, you will need lots of tissues. Amos Bennett's slide show

Now onto happier things. I must have needed to lift my heart today, so I created a few colorful things. This first page is made with Noel Mignon's Core Curriculum kit. I wanted the page to have a funky, crazy feel to it. What do you think?

Taylor is such a goofy girl with a fun personality! She is always silly and making jokes and being funny. I love it.

I first started with the idea to create buckles out of the Scenic Route rub ons. I applied them to the kraft paper, cut them out and then cut slits into the ends to slide the ribbon through.

The title was hand drawn and hand cut by me. I don't have a cutting machine, so I improvised.

Everything here was from the kit except the ribbons (from my stash).

Next up is my card for Card-a-licious this week. The challenge is to create a birthday card with red, blue and yellow. I used the Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line, a Prima flower, a Melissa Frances resin flourish and rub on, and I think the scalloped paper is Making Memories.

Thank you for stopping by today and give those loved ones a big hug.
Appreciate them and love them with all of your heart.











27 comments:

Liz said...

Ah that's definetly to very sad...
Sorry for your loss.. I will keep them in my prayers.

lisa said...

Sorry to hear about your family's news. You completely summed it up when you stated, "words can't express how it hurts..." I lost a son when he was 17 months old, and there are no words to accurately describe your feelings. Your cousin & wife. . .as well as your entire family will be in our families prayers.
Bless you.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Danielle. What a precious video and those photos are so precious too. You are right, such sadness. I am so very sorry that your family is going through this. I will be praying for healing, peace, and solace.

Dee Dee said...

I'm so sorry for the loss in your family. I will hold my little ones extra close today. Beautiful cheery designs.

Ingrid said...

I am so sorry for the loss in your family. Precious video and pictures of a beautiful baby boy. Thinking of you and your family.

Your designs are gorgeous as always.

Charlene said...

I am so, so sorry!! I couldnt imagine loosing a bay, or child. My heart goes out to you and your family Dani!! You are in my prayers!

Beautiful LO!!! And I just love the card!!

Davinie said...

Oh Dani, I am so sorry to hear this. Huge hugs to you and your family. What a difficult thing to go through.

Davinie said...

Dani, that was one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things I've ever seen. I can't believe how alert his eyes were for someone so young. They really spoke volumes. I'm so glad his parents have these images.

Huge hugs.

Rebecca said...

I can't even fathom the pain and suffering you all must be going through at what should be such a joyous time. I sincerely hope they find peace and your whole family will be our thoughts.

Noel said...

I clicked through and watched the video...how very touching, and yup, I'm bawling. I'm so sorry for your family, he is a precious baby... :(

Kaytee said...

Your cousin and his family are in my prayers!!

Shirley said...

Dani so sorry to hear about your family's loss. This has to be the most horrible thing a parent ever has to go through.

Aphra said...

Tears are rolling down my cheeks. That video was beautiful and painful. So sorry for your family's loss....

Amy Coose said...

My heart just breaks for your family. The pictures are so powerful, and he is just a cutie!

Love the LO and cards.

jamie said...

sorry for your familys loss, what a precious angel!thanks for sharing the video, i was bawling myself, will be praying~

Cathy said...

Praying for you and your's...what a beautiful angel

Kathleen said...

Oh Dani....yes, lots of tissues, he was so precious - Im so very very sorry...

xx

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Danielle
I read your blog sometimes..You are very creative...That video broke my heart...So sorry for your incredible loss....Your family is in my prayers...Such a beautiful little family...May the baby boy rest in peace...Krista

Leah said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child, it is my worst fear. What a moving video and a beautiful baby boy. May god bless.

Katie Watson said...

What a beautiful baby boy. I have to say that he had "wise" eyes....like he had been here forever. Those were not newborn baby eyes, those were wise eyes.
So sad, I can't imagine. I'm glad that they did the photoshots, they will cherish those pictures.

~Katie

TraceyT said...

I deeply sorry for your loss!

Melonie said...

Dani I have NO words...just (((HUGS))) and prayers for all of you. So sorry for this loss.

Regina Easter said...

oh Dani, so sorry to hear that....My prayers are with you and your family....your work is awesome awesome.....big hugs

Renee' Dezember said...

I am so sorry for your family and I can't even image what your cousin and his wife must be feeling - my heart just aches for them. That video was very touching...They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tara Powell said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss
:(
I was praying for your family but I haven't been online much to read updates
I will continue to pray for them, Dani
:)
Tara

Audrey Pettit said...

My heart goes out to you and your family, Dani! Hugs!

Kay Sibley said...

Dani, I'm sorry for your family's loss. I most certainly will keep your cousin and his wife in my prayers. I can not imagine what they are going through and I will pray that they find strength to make it through. BIG hugs to you!!! ♥♥ Kay