Wednesday, September 19, 2007

221 Days with Pink and Squishy

And here we have model Chelsea with a stunning bracelet, white with embedded hot pink writing

It came to my attention today that Gabi spent 221 days here on earth. Those 221 days were the absolute best days of my life. She gave life a new meaning and I will forever have my special angel in my heart. Even though her physical being is gone, her spirit lives on and I promise to share that joy of my angel everyday for as long as we are apart.

Tonight our dear friends Ryan, Carey, Logan, and Chelsea came over for dinner. At first Ryan came in with the kids we were thrilled to see them. Chelsea reached for me as soon as they walked in the door. My heart melts every time I see her. She is exactly what I picture my Gabi would have been like if given the chance. Chelsea is so full of life...I just love her to pieces. I do not want to forget about Logan. He is such a great little guy! He really enjoyed watching Spiderman 2, what little boy doesn't? And he really liked dessert:)

So Carey finally came in after sitting in the car for a bit...she had a basket of goodies for me...sorry Jason this stuff was for me:) She and my T21 online group of friends had been putting things together for awhile now. There was an amazing scrapbook, they put the pages together, all I have to do is add pics, and there are a few places for journal entries. Then there was a gift card so I could go develop my pictures...great idea! Then there were 2 DS bracelets with a charm that has Gabi's birthstone hanging from it, one for me, one for Gracie. And then my most favorite Carey made me a quilt. It is pink and green camo, there are even pictures of Gabi all over it and there are 221 tulips on it. She counted out how many days Gabi was alive and that is what the tulips represent. I have one other quilt my Gram made (which I LOVE!) when my mom was born. It has me, mom, and Gabi's name on it with our b-day. So this one with the pics on it is extra special I am gonna have to display it somewhere in the house.

I cannot thank Carey and the girls enough for the amazing gifts. And then there was a check for the foundation. Ladies I am so glad that you all have become apart of our lives. I will never be able to express the appreciation my family and I have for each of you and your families. Our children's extra gift is why we all came together and I am so proud of my angel for taking care of me with such a great group of support.

Carey and Ryan, we had a great time tonight...thank you! I hope I didn't load up Logan on to much sugar. And Chelsea baby, I am so sorry about your new ouchy...I still feel terrible. I will send Gabi her way to take away her pain. Can't wait till Saturday!

Love to all!

P.S. In the pics you will notice Chelsea has not had the best week, she fell and got a black eye yesterday, then she hit her month of the edge of our coffee table tonight...poor girl!


Isabella said...

I love the bracelets. They are really sweet. The quilt is awesome. Thinking of ya and missing you!!
Love Ya

RK said...

What amazingly thoughtful gifts! God has blessed you with some very wonderful friends, for sure. And I love the pink camo!

Anonymous said...

What great memories of the past and even greater inspiration for the future. It's the little things in life that really count! GramnPaPa

Valerie said...

Hey Micah and Jason,
It is so great to come to this site and see updates on your family and to see how you are doing. It sounds like you have a lot of great support. I am a member of the STAR committee which stays in contact with families who have lost children in our unit. Anyway, I am your STAR contact person, and I know that it's been a months since Gabi went to Jesus. So, I'm working today, but I'm going to try and call you tonight or tomorrow to chat and see how you are. I hope I get ahold of you!
All my love and prayers,
Valerie (RN in case you forgot!!)

amy flege said...

glad you enjoy the gifts. i hope the bracelets i made fit!!!!!!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

I think they all look great! I heard about all of the stuff, but didn't actually get to see it. Thanks for taking pics so that we all could see the end product! Carey did a great job with the quilt.
(Great about the other thing!)

Anonymous said...

Micah,Jason & Gracie, isn't it amazing what our little angel is responsible for in just 221 days. This should make us all take a look at our lives to see what kind of an impact we have made???? What a wonderful circle of new friends you have, through it all you have been blessed. Its really hard for me to say that too. (maybe the pills are working,ha!) Never a day goes by that I don't miss my baby but I know she was sent here with a very special purpose and she did it with such grace (Gabi's Grace)...I love the quilt, I love seeing her beautiful face all over it. Your T21 friends are incredibly awesome!! I love you all so much!
Mimi T.

kaden's mommy said...

What an awesome gesture. The quilt was absolutely beautiful!!! It is nice to know that there are still wonderful people out there. I am glad to hear that all is well. You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Amy

e said...

ow! poor chels! when my boys were little, i finally just got rid of all the coffee tables!!

just wanted to stop by and peek in at the IS beautiful!


to tell you CONGRATS!!!

how exciting!!

e & molly kate

Kei said...

You are always in our thoughts and Gabi forever in our hearts.
Your family will always be a part of ours.

Anonymous said...

Wow I love the adorable. I love the quilt also it's very creative and very gorgeous... Think about having it framed so it doesnt get messed up.. =), That's what my aunt did when her lil one did make it with a picture and still to this day it's just incredible!

I think I agree with your mom..Gabi's precense on earth and her precense in heaven is just as incredible and still living. God bless! Hey, I thought abouot things you can do to raise money-just things I see around Kentucky and I saw a corn hole tournament to support some foundation(I hope you know what corn hole and then wifflem ball tourney which raises abut 10,000 a year in Ohio for cancer. It's like 45 a person with a t-shirt, lunch is included and then yu have peple sponser a field and that's about 350...depending on how many fields, u can rack up some money for a great cause. I have some great ideas but I'm in I will pass them on to you.. Or maybe we can do something in both states.. Love u and Miss u!
God Bles

Mom to Rhett said...

Hey Micah,

I didn't get a chance to post to you when you posted on T21. Never a dull moment in our lives!!

Carey did an awsome job with the quilt. She is so talented.

I have some things for you that I will be sending Carey. I am a slacker, what can I say.

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

Lots of hugs.....
Pam and Rhett

Mira said...

I had a dream about Gabi last night- well, a dream about an older Gabi. I dreamed that somehow she was ok and had gone home with you and then come back at about age 2 for a procedure. She was BEAUTIFUL! So interactive and fun. I got to hold her and play with her. Just as I imagined her as older. I don't know if it's because I looked at your page right before bed or what- but it was such a sweet dream. Still thinking of you often.

Kaden's mommy said...

Hi Micah, I saw your comment on Kaden's blog and just wanted to let you know that I did get your e-mail and I e-mailed you back. I am guessing you didn't get it, I am not sure why...sorry. I will e-mail you again later. Hope as is going great for you and your family. Take care, Amy