Saturday, April 4

A Dream?

The trees are budding, the grass is greening, and the robins are singing. There is a refreshing, earthy smell in the air that only comes around one time of year. Its hard to believe spring is already here and upon us. It seems like just yesterday we were living in the hospital, while Baby Brother was fighting the odds.

Or was it a dream? Sometimes it feels like life has moved on so fast the last couple of months that the whole experience was a dream. Then we are reminded of the reality and the many blessings when we look at the pictures and read the many comments on the blog. It is a time I will never regret or forget. With that said the legacy of Baby Todd continues.

Jerri and I will like to update everyone with what we feel we want/need to do in memory of Baby Brother. We are going to need your continued support and prayers through the many challenges ahead.

The first thing, Jerri and I will be walking in the March of Dimes on May 3rd. We know there are many babies that can benefit from raising awareness and money for this organization (for more info click on the link on the right).

The second thing, we are planing to help at the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, De. this coming year (maybe December). We would like to take presents for the families staying there and cook some meals for them. Its the least we can do for all the help we were given and may become a yearly tradition.

The third thing is still in the dream stage. We would like to start a foundation to support the doctors and hospitals that work with heart conditions like Baby Todd's. The doctors have learned so much from the information they got from Todd, maybe we can help with the research to save the next life. How? When? Where? These are the questions we have. The only answer we have is, we want to do everything in Jesus' name. We know without him we have no life!

The girls are doing great and we want to thank everyone for supporting and praying for us the last couple of months. Your prayers are felt more than you could ever know and I give God the credit for the everlasting joy and peace. I ask everyone to continue praying for us and writing words of encouragement. Now more than ever we need your support.


Anonymous said...

You are continually in my prayers. Please post when you do plan to go to the Ronald McDonald house because I would love to give you some gifts to take along.

Anonymous said...

I like what you are thinking!! Exploring different ways to keep Baby Todds memory alive. Last summer our grandson Micah rode some 70 miles to support LIVESTRONG CHALLENGE in Philadelphia in memory of his father David Alan Gingrich. (donations go toward cancer research) He and his wife Bonnie are training to again participate in the race this August along with Micahs mother who will be walking the 70 miles. We feel so blessed and humbled to be able to support them and trust further research will help many other people. What you guys are thinking is very noble and do keep us informed we want to support you.

Anonymous said...

I did mean to sign my name Rachel G.

Anonymous said...

Awesome ideas! Please let us know how we can support you in these endeavors! Keep dreaming and who knows what you will be able to accomplish. Flying to the moon was once a dream too!


Anonymous said...

We are and will continue to pray for you all! Let us know if there is any way in particular that we can support you or encourage you! Your family has been such an amazing inspiration to us all!
Love, The Chilcotes