Thank Heaven For The WordPress Community
Today, I put away the paint and the Mod Podge to speak from the heart. When I began this humble little blog over a year ago, I really had no idea how wonderful the Word Press community would be! You all have taught me so much, and although we have never met in the “real” world, your experiences and willingness to share, has helped me through some tough times. As people we are all faced with different challenges every day and it really is all about the attitude we choose in order to get through it. I am so grateful to anyone who stops by to read or leave a comment and if you have, you already know that I will gladly return the good will with a blog follow, and try my best to stop by all of these wonderful blogs to keep in touch. I find myself snuggling up in bed at night with my lap top, desperately trying to wind down from the average hectic day reading about your lives, stories, ideas and it is truly inspiring. One blog in particular has inspired me like no other and I thought I would share that blog with you today. That blog is The Crayon Box Chronicles. My toddler apprentice has been enrolled in a prekindergarten special education program. She has been getting speech and occupational therapy. We try to exist day-to-day, hoping with the continued success and progress our daughter is making, that one day we will be able to put this behind us. Of course the future is still unknown, and that is the hardest part. Her therapists have encouraged us to engage her in sensory play activities. I created a DIY version of a Sensory Play Table. I began searching Pinterest and other Word Press blogs for ideas and that is how I discovered the Crayon Box Chronicles. Heather shares some amazing play activities that she enjoys with her son and I have enjoyed reading and following. She was overjoyed to find out she was pregnant with a girl, but during a routine 19 week ultrasound, it was discovered little Savannah Hope had CDH, congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It is a birth defect in which the diaphragm does not close as it should allowing the organs to crowd the chest cavity. This does not allow the lungs to fully develop. A heartbreaking diagnosis during what is usually a time of joy. I have never met Heather or her family, but was amazed to see the amount of love and grace in which this family is handling the many daily obstacles, and those which lie ahead. There is nothing more inspiring than love for a child and HOPE which just happens to be this little blessing’s middle name. It puts life in prospective, and it certainly reminds us all to live life to the fullest every day, and not take one day on this earth for granted. For those who wish to donate, they have an active fundraiser campaign going on now. For anyone that has gone through the devastating effects of a chronic illness, understand not only the emotional toll, but the financial one as well. That being said, if you are able to donate you can do so here. Any amount is appreciated by the family, but if it is impossible to give, There is something this little girl needs now more than anything and that is your positive thoughts and prayers. Little Savannah and her family are in the battle of their lives and are requesting as many prayer warriors as they can to fight this battle along with them. They have set up a facebook page that documents Savannah Hope’s CDH journey, and brings further awareness to this horrible birth defect which according to the CDH awareness website CHERUBS effects 1 in every 2,500 births (1,600 cases in the U.S. alone each year). Stop by for a visit, like and share. This amazing family is looking forward to your kind words, and prayers for their little girl. It will give them strength during the toughest of times. Show them why the Word Press blogging community is the best there is! Peace and love to you all Danielle (On The Upcycle Mom) Precious Baby Girl Prayers For Savannah Hope
14 thoughts on “Prayers For Savannah”
The encouragement you offer people is paramount. I’ll fly yo meet you anytime! Prayers and positive thoughts for Hope and her family. ❤
Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts! ❤
Your own post speaks to the wonderful people on WordPress! We’ll be thinking about Savannah and her family. Hugs, Kathy and Deb
Thank you Kathy and Deb! ❤
A beautiful post, well written and filled with information, but at the same time balanced perfectly.
My prayers are with little Savannah Hope, and her mummy and daddy – and all of her family. May Angels lift and support the family as they travel along the winding pathways of this journey, and may their God bless and keep them in the palm of His hand.
Sending love and prayers ❤
We cannot thank you enough for all your love and prayers — means the world to us! ❤
Reblogged this on The Cobweborium Emporium and commented:
I am reblogging this post, written by On the Upcycle, because, like the writer, I would like this message to reach as many people as possible.
Read the post, and you’ll understand why.
Reblogged this on Stacey's Corner and commented:
Not sure what I did with the previous post.
Today I have no work of my own to share. Instead while checking my email today I seen a couple blogs I’m following had posted. When checking them out I found this amazing post and like others I want to share so that this reaches as many people as possible.
Thoughts and prayers are with them
Thank you! ❤
Reblogged this on Crayon Box Chronicles and commented:
Thank you Danielle. This is wonderful! Thank you for being so thoughtful. We are incredibly grateful for your beautiful words and kindness. Thank you my friend. Our little warrior is fighting so hard!
We are all praying hard for your beautiful baby. She is a fighter! Sending love and healing across the miles
Reblogged this on Alexa's Mom and commented:
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Baby Savannah and her family. I hope this post reaches as many people as possible so that more kind hearts will include Savannah in their prayers. Keep fighting little warrior, we are all looking forward to see you all well and healthy! xoxo
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