I was so happy to learn that the hospital only had about ten of our "Jennifer Project" bags left. I know that this would make Jennifer happy knowing that we are keeping her memory alive by doing something for other children. She loved children so much, they would always make her smile. I am looking forward to keeping this project alive for a long time.
I am so glad to be able to be back at work. It is amazing how much better my neck and shoulder feel not having to support that huge cartoon arm. Troy, my wonderful therapist, was really put in my life's path by God. It has been called a miracle by many. I was able to "Pay it Forward" by telling my boss at work about Troy, after she was experiencing alot of pain with lymphedema in her leg following surgery. Troy has helped her so much already. Now she is writing to her doctor to tell him about Troy, thus once again ,"Paying it Forward" and helping other people. I just want to tell everyone about this amazing therapist....he has made my live so much better. Thank you, Troy!!!
Monday, April 21, 2008
When the calendar is turned to April, it used to be such a happy time with the beginning of Spring and planting flowers. Now, when the calendar is turned, I can't help but feel anxious. My Dad passed away on April 19th and we lost our precious Jennifer two years ago today. It just doesn't seem like after such a loss that time would move on, but it does. I do know that Dad and Jennifer are happy and healthy now. I am happy for them. My sweet Mother used to tell me that God picks the prettiest flowers for His garden.....maybe that is why He chose to call them Home in April. Today is a sad day for those of us who loved Jennifer so much and miss her so much. I know that in reality it should be a happy time, knowing that she is with her Heavenly Father. In my heart, I know that Jennifer is happy now and would never choose to come back. I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories that I have of her. She will always be with me and I know that we will be together again.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I was FINALLY able to return to work. I worked Thursday and Friday. What a great feeling to be back. It was like going back and being with my family. Arkansas Children's Hospital has been a part of my life for thirty years now. We started going there when Jennifer was five months old, and it has been a part of my life ever since. I started working there in 1990 and that is really where my heart is! I know for a fact that if weren't for this wonderful place of care, love and hope, we would not have had Jennifer for the best twenty-eight years of my life!! I am so happy to be back!