Thursday, July 24, 2008

Read for Rett

This is my Sweet Girl. She has Rett Syndrome. You've likely never heard of it. I never had until we heard the doctor say it for the first time back when our baby was about 1 1/2. Rett Syndrome. Those two words changed our life forever. I won't go into details here. If you would like to know more you can go to .

I hope that someday they will find a cure for Rett Syndrome. I wish I had tons of extra cash lying around that I could donate to research. I don't. Each year I try to do a little something to raise money. Last year I made and sold some pendants using the photo and quote from this collage. This year I have not had time to make and sell anything. I did, however, set up an Usborne Books e-show. Anyone can purchase wonderful books for the kids in their lives and I will donate my commission to Rett Syndrome research. All you have to do is go here and start shopping. Usborne books are wonderful! I think you will love them. I hope you will check them out. No pressure.

Okay, that's all for my little "commercial." We are heading out in the morning for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Sweet Girl has an appointment and then we will head on to our old town. We are excited to see our friends. It has only been a little over a month since we moved, but man do I miss everyone. We have a wedding to attend on Saturday evening and then will go to church on Sunday morning before we head back here. Please pray that Sweet Girl's appointment goes well and that we have safe travel. Thanks.
I love pictures, so thought I would add a couple more to the post before I go. I broke this sweet flower off of my hanging basket the other mornig so I brought it inside and put it in my favorite little vase.
How cool is this? I think it is actually a weed. Not sure. My son brought it in to me the other night. I was so amazed at all the intricate details. I love that God even made the weeds pretty!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back next week!

{Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. Mark 10:14}


Don and Dixie said...

Hope and pray Sweet Girl's appointment goes well tomorrow. The "weed" truly is beautiful! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your friends. Travel safe.

Brooklyn said...

She is beautiful, I will be praying that her appointment goes well.

Brooklyn said...

I sent your link to your book sale to lots of my friends too :)

vikki said...

my thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. lovely blog. i love the collage you did with your sweet girls' hands! beautiful! i will stop by again, & thank*u for visiting me! have a blessed friday & week*end. hugs, vikki ♥

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh she is absolutely precious! So beautiful! (((hugs)))
Be safe in your travels and I hope your appointment went well!


Darla said...

Beautiful...all of it:)
I love your sweet-girl, your flowers (even that incredible weed), your blog, etc. You are one great gal, Vanessa!

Counting Your Blessings said...

OH she's just darling!! How did the appointment turn out? Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

Hello! I found your blog a week or so ago and it really spoke to me. I needed someone to tell me to bloom where I am. It seems like we are always saying we will do better or feel better when this happens or that happens and we always have excuses. Thanks for allowing God to put it in my face - ha!

Another interesting tidbit - I live in North Little Rock, AR which I believe is about 2 hours from Magnolia? I am also a Southern Living at HOME consultant and would love to help you host a fundraiser on behalf of Sweet Girl for this worthy cause. I donate 25% of the retail sales (which is my commission). You can check me out via my website and contact me from there if you are interested.