Thursday, December 6, 2007

2 days till Delivery

Things are really getting hectic with all the last minute details to the stocking delivery. First off I want to give a HUGE thank you to all that have contributed. It is because of you all and your gracious support that this is going to be a huge success. We have tons of toys and trinkets, not to mention some McDonalds gift cards, movie tickets, ornaments, magnets:), picture frames, and don't forget about the finger puppets that myself, my mom, and Nurse Zabrina and her family helped make. And Jason will be treating the kids to something very special...SANTA!!! We found a costume for a reasonable price to rent. Oh and I can't forget to mention that the nurses and doctors were not left out, I had a crew of ladies who baked lots of goodies. I better make sure the camera is fully charged, cause I am sure we will have a ton of kodak moments:)

I did forget one thing, anyone who is interested in helping with the stuffing of the stocking we are meeting at 11am in the hospital cafeteria, please let me know if you are interested...I have to give you directions as to how to get past security!

Now comes for the hardest part of my week...I finally made the memory box we are going to have hung in the PICU. A while back I had asked the nurses if it would be possible to make something to hang in Gabi's memory. They gave me the green light and I have been pondering the thought for about 2 months. It has been really hard to find the motivation to make something such as this. But I decided this would be the perfect time to make it and then delivery it with the stockings. That is just one less trip to the PICU, I am not really a fan of the place. So, I put the finishing touches on my little box tonight. I love how it turned out! I just hope there are no issues with the hospital. They tried to find some guidelines, but they were unsuccessful and told me that I should make it how I want and if they have to make changes they will. I used so much glue that it would be impossible to rearrange things. So if it doesn't work, I will just keep it for home, then make another according to the hospital standards.

The frame is a black shadow box, above her name (at the top) it says Angel, below it says, Straight From Heaven Up Above. And then above, You Will Never Be Forgotten, says ANGEL. I think you can read the rest, let me know if you can't.

Let me know what you think...I think it is a perfect expression of her charm and personality. My spunky little punky!!!

By the way I love when people comment, makes me feel like you are still a part of our journey!

Thanks again and Love to all!!!


Isabella said...

Micah it is beautiful. I love it!!! And yes it is perfect. She will forever touch the lives of so many and I know she will never be forgotten. I can't wait to see you Saturday.
Love Ya

Anonymous said...

It looks great! And you used my favorite picture in the bottom right corner:)


Kaden's mommy said...

I love the memory box. It is very bright, just like Gabi's smile!!! I can not wait to see all of the pictures of Saturday. I hope you guys have a very special day. Take care and as always, you guys are in my thoughts...Amy

Anonymous said...

Micah, I love the shadow box. I think it is very fitting for the PICU and I am sure the nurses will love it. We will never forget our little angel. I look at her picture nearly every day and thank the Lord for His gift to us of our precious Gabi.

Love you much!

Anonymous said...

I love it!! It is amazing. I am so excited to be able to see it in person. It fits her. Thank you for sharing it. It made me smile.

The Bryant Family said...

I think it looks great! It is perfect and I dont think they will have you change a thing. I know that must have been hard-you did wonderful! Hang in there, you are doing wonderful things in Gabi's memory. I would love to help stuff the stockings. It is this Saturday right? I will have to see though, that day is really full for us but I really want to be a part of helping. So put me down for a maybe, and if I dont make it I am truly sorry. I know how to get into the hospital, unfortunately, and where the cafeteria is. Congrat's on getting it all is a wonderful wonderful thing. Doesnt Chelsea look GREAT in her snow pics. :)

Valerie said...

Hey Micah, the box looks amazing!! I'm sure that it will work great. I work this weekend, so is it Saturday that you're bringing the goodies?? I can't wait to see you and Jason!! Yea!!

Anonymous said...

The memory box looks great! Bright and cheerful just like sweet Gabi. I hope to see you all saturday, I'm trying to work out my schedule so I can make it...but of course I've waited till the last minute :) It sounds like it's going to be a great day.


Anonymous said...

I love it!! That is great. I think it is really sweet that they are letting you put it in her room. She can watch over all the other little babies in there!
Love, Laurie

Anonymous said...

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been reading your blog for a while. This week I got a Level II ultrasound and we discovered that our little boy has spina bifida. We, of course, are sad but hopeful for him to have a good quality of life. We have many decisions to make in the next few weeks. Your blog makes me hopeful that even when a baby comes into the world with a special condition that there is hope and happiness! I've been in a daze for the last few days but we had a chance to get more information from the doctors today and remain hopeful. We are praying for the highest functioning possible! We are standing in that belief!!! God creates every baby and every baby is a miracle and gift from God!

However, I could use some encouragement and feedback from someone who has been in a similar situation.


Deb in OPKS said...

I haven't visited your site in a while. I'm glad the heart beat is strong and will keep you in my prayers for Monday. Your little Gabi is so beautiful and you are doing such wonderful things to keep her memory alive. Good luck and God Bless.

Sarah said...

It looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow. We'll all smile everytime we see it.

Thank you for sharing her with us,
Sarah, RN

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

I hope you all have a great time making those around you feel the love of your Gabi. Love the framed collage.

I didn't forget about that request you made. Sorry it has taken me so long.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! It is beautiful just like Gabi is. You have been working soooo hard Micah for these little ones. I am sooo proud of you and Jason. Please you are going to have to slow down for yourself, girlfriend! I am ordering you go get a mani/pedi and massage :-). Take care kiddo's and as always we love you! Angie Cain-Arnett

Anonymous said...

I think the things you are doing in Gabi's memory are so wonderful!

And the box is truly beautiful. I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you, but it turned out perfectly.

Valerie said...

It was so good to see you all on Saturday. I'm sorry that we couldn't hang out longer. The families appreciated the gifts so much. I got your memory box hung in the hallway. It is in the perfect spot so that families can see it easily as they walk through the unit. It is a perfect reminder of your sweet angel. Thank you so much for having such a giving heart. You are making Gabi proud!

Carey said...

That looks awesome!!! I thought you said you were new to scrapbooking?!!! I'm definately going to have to make a trip down to the PICU to see it next time.

Anonymous said...

I love the box, it's very unique and gorgeous, just like Gabi!?! I think it says alot that the hospital will allow you to put this in their.. it's adorable, looks like you spent lots of time in the scrap book store!