Thursday, February 12, 2009







"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
~John Wesley


Over the last few weeks,each time I was home from the hospital,I would go to the mailbox and waiting for us, would be yet another package.The generosity of people,some,complete strangers,have touched us beyond words, over the course of the last 4 months.Actually the last almost two years.I could never and will never be able to thank each and every single, solitary person.I am sure to miss something or someone.But please know this,we are so grateful for the love that has been bestowed upon us and our precious Zoey.I apologize if I have not adequately expressed that or have forgotten anyone.Below are a few pictures of a few of the things we have received recently.First,came this beautiful blanket from Lacey and Jax.The pictures do not do it justice.Lacey has selflessly decided to make blankets for little ones who are in the hospital or spend a great deal of time there.I will post her blanket button tonight and I know she would love to hear from anyone who knows of a little one who could use one.Inside the blanket is a picture of Jaxson and Zoey was so darling because she really spent some time looking at it and even tried to kiss him.So thank you Lacey and Jax.Another picture is a darling outfit from Gavin and Alicia.The shirt says "gentle as a lamb" and we think it suits Zoey perfectly.Alicia also sent a cute little snuggle blanket and a devotional book for me.I am amazed by the thoughtfulness of so many of you who have lives so absolutely crazy and you have still found time to think of us.Next came this stylish and oh so cute poncho from our first "boyfriend" Sam and his mom Rae.Rae started making these ponchos for little ones who also are in the hospital and have lines and tubes and extra "things" all the time and together they prevent them from keeping adequately covered up.Sorry Rae that I could not get a better picture.Zoey was not in the posing mood that day.I will get a better one next round,promise.Click over to Rae and check out these sweet things.Lastly, a huge thank you to Presley and her extended family for the stash of gift cards.Totally over done and unnecessary but our gas tanks and my Starbucks habit thank you immensely.I guess that's all for now.Just wanted to let you all know how much we appreciate you all in our lives and for sticking with us on this long road we walk.

15 comments:

Jess said...

is that a BRAID in her hair?! can she have braids on friday?

Heather said...

That would be braid'S.And if you mean as in Friday,tomorrow Friday ... of course!!

zoey's secret admirer said...

Dear Valentine:
Please come to San Diego and bring your braids along with you.

xoxo

Cait

Michelle said...

Just want you to know, I love ya and am thinking of you!!!

Pam said...

Sigh. It does my soul wonders to come here and see her beautiful face.

I just adore you guys.

((HUGS))

Cjengo said...

I just made my husband come in and see how cute your daughter is!!! She is so precious, and he had a huge smile on his face when he saw her. She spreads joy to many others. Thank you for your long note it meant a lot.

Reagan Leigh said...

I too noticed the braid!! How precious is she?!?!? Heather, I am so happy to see the outpouring of love and support for Zoey and your entire family. It is so touching and I know it helps you to get through the day. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend home! You certainly deserve it!
Love,
Tera

The VW's said...

I LOVE the braids!!! She is so squeezable!! Thanks for the pictures and thanks for the thanks! :) So glad you guys are at home! Oh, and thanks for the last comment that you left on Gavin's blog! All SO true! Have a great weekend and give Zoey a hug from Gavin and I.

Love from MI,
Alicia and Gavin

rae said...

Yea... she is adorable. And I LOVE the smile! And if she wears it with the point down (think diamond shape) it will make it shorter by her arms so her hands are more free.

Hugs to all
rae

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

The braids are all too cute. Zoey is such an adorable and happy child.

Taylor said...

Jess and Cait:
those braids are courtesy of me thank you very much. and yes jess i will braid her hair today for you:)

Cheri said...

Okay I am putting my 2 cents in for the braids too... they are so, co cute!! I am sensing a Needham family reunion this weekend, big and small...enjoy!! Is a chicken wing ding on the menu? I don't know why I remember the wing ding thing...it just cracked me up when you posted it and it stayed with me!

Heather I love the quote you posted by John Wesley. What an incredible motto to live by....I am not going to be able to get that out of my head now! Love it!

Jackson's Blog said...

I absolutely love the pictures of Zoey! She is super cute! So happy you all are home! Have a great Valentines with your lil' sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Love the gifts, braids, spirit, blankie, and all. Disneyland is great family therapy, too. I'm catching up on two blogs. Fabulously inspiring and touching, thank you, and love to all, Christi Harman

Valerie said...

How precious. I don't know how I found your blog but it has really touched my heart. My prayers are with little Zoey and your family. She is beautiful.