Saturday, February 14, 2009

{project happy hearts}

so in honor of tuesday whitt, one of my fav bloggy buds, kacy at chronicles of a mommy, decided to start {project happy hearts}. it's a time to remember those whom we love and cherish and have lost all too soon in our lives.

enter tabitha from aFiveOh4Uplifting. ok, if you don't know this lady, you are missing out. her heart is bigger than jupiter and she gives and gives and gives...and loves every single stinking minute of it!

i'm a do-er in life....i want to DO something when bad things happen...and so does kacey! i love that girl! so she decided that {project happy hearts} would be a great way to show other people in the world we love them, while at the same time, honor little, precious tuesday whitt, who we all prayed so diligently for and who is now dancing with Jesus.

so what did my fam do??? well, first, in the days following tuesday's passing, we did the wagie ride and honored tuesday. you can see my post here.

we also decided that our NICU where sofie was born would be a great place to take up some love.
{this is our sofie in the NICU}when sofie was in the NICU, a homemade, non-hospital meal would be great. so we are making homemade meals for NICU families and staff to enjoy...and placing a little notecard honoring Cora Paige McClenahan on each one.

i jumped on board also with kacey and made the {project happy hearts button}...ok, i know it's not a big deal, but i loved doing it and working with kacey makes my heart smile. the hearts were drawn by paige this summer on the driveway...and because i'm a lover capturing every last thing with my camera, i grabbed the shot. who knew that it would be perfect for kacey's dream? plus, it's just another way to use the skill God gives you to help others. {hello engineering school}

and, i also jumped on board with tabitha, that sweet and loving lady from aFiveOh4Uplifting to do another envelope/giftbag donation to honor Cora Paige. so this week on thursday, sweet tabitha will be delivering 100 packages to the local homeless shelter honoring our sweet Cora Paige.

{cora paige}
and not to be forgotten, the fab etsy shop...can you say shutup!? i bought a messy flower headband...and i'm telling you, i can't wait to see it in person...all the monies earned will benefit Cora's playground. go see the etsy store and read about the playground.

in honoring little cora and tuesday and aiden, i also decided to take up a new adventure and copy tabitha and do a gift bag/envelope donation to the Care Center in indianapolis. the care center is a place where women can go who are battling addictions, who are homeless and need a home and life sills, for women who are escaping abusive relationships. and at the care center, there are children of the women involved. one of my kiddos bmoms lived there for a while, so we are ever so grateful for their love and support. so, we're awaiting our goodies to arrive...and we'll post up the smiles and happy hearts when we see them.

{little aiden bug}

{sweet tuesday}

kacey, thank you for your happy heart...and for allowing me to be a do-er...and to try to make a difference by making someone's heart, happy!


Tabitha in Bliss said...


Kacey R. said...

Talking about making people's heart smile - you have me dancin' and shakin too! You are just the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything - for jumping in and being a "do-er" with me, for making the beautiful button, for being my friend, for just being the fantastic YOU! Thank you!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is awesome. WE just sent some cameras to another blogger who is working with the footprints ministry in their hospital. Feels good to help doesn't it?

Keri said...

My oh my, how fabulous is this? I just love every itty bitty detail of this post. In fact, I'm checking out the links tonight. There definitely needs to be more people in this world like you. People that make a difference! You're beautiful and I thank you for making my heart smile!

tara @ kidz said...

What a beautiful idea! I am definitely participating. Thank you for sharing!

Halftime Lessons said...

What a fantastic post...thanks for helping to keep these kids and their struggles front and center.


Deb said...

GREAT tribute! i got tabitha's wish list for her goody bags, but have yet found the time to do some online shopping. such an easy way to help others.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your heart and compassion! It is so beautiful! Thank you for being a loving person. You are someone who is changing the world. What a beautiful thing. Many blessings to you this week!