Thursday, February 9, 2012

Welcome to Our Newest Blog

Thank you for visiting our newest blog called "Pillows from Heaven". As you have already read, this blog was started in honor of our daughter Heaven who was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Nov. 29, 2011. At that point it felt as if the ground was jerked out from under our feet and a mountain was dropped on us at the same time.

But, with our faith in Jesus Christ our Saviour, He has taught us, quickly, how precious life is and how precious our children really are. We should love them at all times as if there will be no tomorrow so that they will know the love of Christ.

After an long stay in the hospital with Heaven for her first round of chemo...I really had nothing but the TV, the computer and a few word search books to keep my mind occupied.....well, that wasn't enough. I sat there night after night and heard the cries of the children there in the hospital and it just broke my heart, broken to the point I just wanted to go and hold them and let them know that it was going to be o.k. Well, after many nights of tears and praying, I finally asked Christ to help me figure out something to do to help comfort the kids there in the hospital. Prayer Answered!!!

For Heavens 2nd round of chemo, Christ had laid upon my heart to bring my sewing machine and lots of fabric to the hospital with me...not really knowing at the time what to actually do with it. When we arrived for chemo, the Lord spoke and told me to make pillows for the children at the hospital so they could be comforted. It's sorta like Linus (you know the little boy on Charlie Brown that totes his blankie around with him) well, that is what these pillows are for these children, a comfort for them to cry in, hold on to, squeeze, scream at when angry, and yet after everything they could do, the pillow will still be there and be comfortable when they lay down their heads to sleep.

Heaven will be entering her 3rd round of chemo soon, while this will be the hardest of the 3 so far, I will still work on making these pillows for the children here at Carilion Roanoke Children's Hospital (11th floor) so that my mind can keep focused on what Christ has called me to do at this present moment.

So, again, I thank you for stopping by and checking out our newest blog and make sure you check out the links at the top of the page and come back each day, for there will be something new added. I ask that you spread the word about "Pillows from Heaven" so that we can continue to put smiles on these precious children's faces. May God bless you each and every one.

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