Monday, August 31, 2009


I started to make scrapbook of my pregnancy with Grace. I want to keep all my memories of her in a safe place but what I realized is that she is in my heart. Every time I look at her hand and footprints I smile...She changed our lives forever... I get jealous... I get sad but overall we are so blessed to have had her in our lives. Our life is so different then what I expected...and we have learned so much about each other and how strong we really are. Grace was given to us as a gift and the mark she has left on our hearts will last a life time!

I have to say that my family and friends are what help me get through each day. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful support system. I have three god children who I hold near and dear to my heart. They are so very special to me and make me smile every time I see them! Thank you for always making my day...

Keegan, Carter & Camden

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Vacation - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Well, we are just back from our annual trip to Rehoboth Beach, DE! We had a great time and got lots of rest while sunning on the beach. We have family here and it's nice to just get away from the day-to-day stuff. Here is a pic of Ray & I on date night. It was a great trip! We are looking forward to going again next summer, until then we will be in Ohio! :)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Feeling encouraged...

This week I have been feeling very encouraged... I'm not sure why but I am. I wanted to share a bookmark that my Aunt Susan found while I was visiting her in June. She had received this as a gift from someone and while she was looking for something she came across this and knew it was a sign...
Grace has changed all of our lives and will continue to remind us she is still with us in spirit. I am very grateful for all of the blessing in my life.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

In memory...

Well, it's been two months since our traumatic loss. We are healing each day and looking for the positive in all that we do. It can be hard at times but we have such a great support system to help us through anything! Thank you to all who have been on this roller coaster with us.

In memory of our daughter we have designed necklaces to wear each day. For Ray we had a charm made with Grace's name on one side and her birth date on the other.

For me I had a necklace made by a wonderful gal in Colorado. She sells her pieces on a website called Etsy, my new favorite place to shop! The name of her store is Sophie's Closet. She make many different hand stamped items. You have to check it out!

We both cherish our small tribute to Grace. We wear them daily and both get many compliments.

The next few months will be difficult as milestones approach. I am not sure how we will deal with each but we will take one day at a time. Please continue to pray for us! We need all the love and support you can provide.