Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Bows

Happy Tuesday! I am actually enjoying this winter. This is big for me because I usually have a hard time during the cold gray months. I'm too busy with the boys to think about how cold it is so it's nice! I can't wait until spring though. ; ) I'm already thinking about the boys' Easter outfits. Ha!

I forgot to mention I am laughing at the peaches comments. I can't help that I love them! I stock up. Zach eats them too so I do have a little help. ; )

I took more headbands and bows to the NICU yesterday. My mom bought them in honor of Reese for Christmas. The nurses were excited and told me two baby girls had just been admitted. This made my heart so happy to know their parents would get to choose a "pretty" for their little girls.

I pray these small gifts brighten their day. Details mean so much in the NICU!
Jason brought home these beautiful flowers, too. Sweet man!


Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love
and His wonderful deeds for man, for He breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.

Psalm 107:15-16

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Katie~ I love that you give bows to the baby girls! I have a friend who's cousin's baby in in the NICU at Willow right now. She will be there till probably March. I am sure she received a sweet bow!
We just welcome our little girl into the world week ago and so blessed that we have a healthy baby after all our struggles getting her here!
God Bless you... you are wonderful and I love that Reese had made such a difference in our lives!

Miranda said...

I think it's so special that you take bows to the sick babies in the NICU. That's sooooo sweet! I know that must mean a lot to the parents who have their babies there. You're so sweet and thoughtful!

Melanie Mueller said...

Wow-what an amazing gift you are giving lots of families when they are in the NICU! That is a huge blessing and such a special way to honor your sweet girl Reese.
Those flowers from your hubby are beautiful!! What a sweet guy!
Oh and I am already on the hunt for matching Easter outfits for my three little men too. =) I can already see the pictures in my mind!! ;)

Hillary said...

Hi Katie! You post today was beautiful! I lost a little girl who (sadly) never got a chance in the NICU. For stillborn little girls they only had tiny dresses for us to choose from (and also, sadly,they were horrible). Thank you soo much for inspiring me to contribute to my local hospital to fill a gap that I know exists!

Lauren said...

I'm already looking for an Easter outfit for Spencer too! =) I really love your bow idea.

Rebecca said...

They are perfect! And I know will mean so much to so many families...it's the little things that make all the difference in the world!

Praise GOD for your beautiful, grieving & giving heart!

Tiff said...

I too love when you post about your bows!! I just know they fill those NICU families heart up with love when they get them! Like you said its all in the details.. I was very insistent that Timothy have his own clothes in the NICU. I appreciated that they had clothes on hand.. But I wanted him to have HIS clothes, not something that was being worn by lots of babies... That may sound strange.. but it was just a hang up of mine...We have been donating clothes since then.. So that families that dont have the cash flow to buy outfits still an opportunity to dress their babes in cute stuff!! :)

julie & joe said...

The bows you are taking to the NICU are beautiful. One of my clients has a little girl who was in the NICU at Children's Mercy for many months. For Christmas, they took gifts to CM for every baby in the NiCU.

I am also thinking about an Easter outfit. Last year, Aaron wore a sailor suit that my mom had made for my brothers when they were little. It was too cute (even if he wasn't exactly excited)!

Sarah Erwin said...

Katie,
Those bows are going to be such a light in someone's dark day. Precious!

PS I thought of those peaches quite a bit too...I actually thought you must've been making a gigantic amount of cobbler for a fund-raiser or something. ;)

Donna said...

What a really thoughtful thing to do!! At a moment (I've been there...had 2 in the NICU)when parents are at their most frightened, they have a bit of joy in seeing personalization of their little one! A bow makes it seem like a little girl and not just a sick premie. Great idea!!!

hi-d said...

So sweet that you are doing the bows. Your hubby picked out a gorgeous arrangement for you! LOVE those colors and flowers. They make me happy. I am also ready for Spring...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog the other day. :)

Becky said...

I love to look at the bows you donate! Your mom gets a huge thumbs up! What a great grandma! When the boys were in the NICU, they got some special things that people had made for NICU babies and that was such a treat.

KnottedFingers said...

The bows is a wonderful idea!! I wish we had received a bow for when Calypso was in the NICU.

Would you be offended if I used the idea and donated them to our NICU with the other stuff I donate?

Mer said...

awwww..sweet Jason! I'm glad you are having a good winter! you HATE winter! It only gets better from here..right?!!!! ha!

Brandy said...

Katie~ I just wanted to share something I just saw on the news here in Tulsa, OK. This yellow lab, named REESE, saved it's owners from their burning home. Because of Reese, everyone got out okay. :)

Erin said...

ok I have been looking to do something for the Nicu my daughter was born into for her 1st birthday.. any type of bows or hats or what do you recommend? I am running out of time! Want to order something this week!

Summer said...

Those bows are so precious and I love how each one is so pretty packaged and on the tag has in memory of REESE....that makes me get chill bumps for she is still impacting others lives and always will! That is such a wonderful gift you are giving to the parents of sick children in NICU and your kindness and selflessness amazes me....I think that's why we become friends so easily LOL....:)

OK so how sweet of Jason to bring you those bright cheerful flowers....Greg does that for me for know reason on occassion and I always joke with him and say what did you do haahhahahaha

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Tristan said...

I just love how you honor sweet Reese, those little girls are so lucky to get those bows, hopefully it brightens their parents day :)

Love your flowers!!

(thanks!! I love her hairchair too!! our friend re-did it for her birthday..it was a mess before, I adore it!)

Kelly said...

Hi Katie! This is my first time commenting on your blog but I have been reading for a while. I think that it is so special and thoughtful for you to take the bows to the NICU. Your kindness and generosity are amazing...

BTW...I left you an award on my blog if you want to check it out....

This is the day! said...

What a blessing you are to other families with the sweet boys. Just precious! Praying for you.

 
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