Monday, March 10, 2008

March 28th

March 28, 1978 was the happiest day of my life...the day my precious Jennifer Suzanne was born. I have so many precious and happy memories of her. She was most definitely the light of my life...and she still is. On March 28, 2006, she just thought it was awesome that she turned 28 on the 28th. She was so beautiful and happy the night we celebrated her last birthday! None of us would have ever guessed that in just twenty-four days she would be gone forever from our lives here on earth.

I miss her more and moe each day. I do realize that I had her with me longer than anyone thought I would. I am very grateful and thankful for I treasure those memories. I feel her with me all the time...sometimes I smell her hair and really feel like I can just reach out and touch her.

This year Jennifer would have been thirty years old on her birthday!!! I am a member of a wonderful group of women called the art ya ya's!!! We get together and scrapbook and make cards. This is an awesome group of talented and diverse women...we even have a member in Washington state that came to Arkansas last year and we all got to meet in person!! I am always thinking of ways to honor Jennifer and keep her memory alive....thus the advent of the "Jennifer Project"!! When a Cystic Fibrosis patient is hospitalized, they are in isolation in their hospital rooms for two playroom visits or visiting other patients. You can only imagine how quickly boredom could set in. With the help of Kimberly and my wonderful ya ya sisters, we are going to provide gift bags with craft projects for the kids while they are in the hospital. My Aunt Toots in Tyler, Texas has already hand decorated about 100 bags for us. On March 28th, we will make our first delivery of 30 bags to Arkansas Chikdren's Hospital. We will deliver more bags every three months or sooner if need be. Happy Birthday, Jennifer!!!


Denise Felton said...

Yes, happy birthday, Jennifer.

She was such a lucky girl to have you for her mom, Debbie. God knew what he was doing when he gave y'all to one another.

ScrapbookDBA said...

Thank you for sharing our little project on your blog. Maybe this will inspire others to "pay it forward" as well.
I am so looking forward to the day we make the delivery. Wish we could meet each and everyone of the little kiddos ...

Love you always,

Janna said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Jennifer's birthday and keep her memory alive! Delivering the presents to other CF kids on her birthday is the best way to kick off the "Jennifer Project". I know she's up there in Heaven smiling down on you.

How's your arm? Keeping you in my prayers!


Karen said...

Happy Birthday Jennifer!! The project sounds awesome.Jennifer is very excited I'm sure.You are too awesome Debbie!!!!!!
Love you,Karen