Archive for September, 2009

Memorial Services Planned

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Hello everyone,

We wanted to share with you that we’ll be having memorial services for Isabelle, graveside, on Sunday, September 20th at 4 PM. Services will be 30-60 minutes (depending on how many stories we all share).

At this event we plan to unveil Isabelle’s headstone, share stories and talk about our Warrior Princess. The services will be a time for us to gather, remember and celebrate Isabelle’s life. Our Pastor (Michael Tomson-DeGreeff), who presided over Isabelle’s funeral services, will be there to preside over the services.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

We are planning to have a butterfly release, share some sugar cookies and apple juice (Isabelle’s favorite) as well as a balloon release.

The rain out date for this event will be September 27th.

Please join us.

If you would like to share a story about your experiences with Isabelle or you would to share a story about Isabelle’s spirit after her passing, please do so. At this event we’d love to hear your stories.

Thank you for all your support!

With love,

Chris, Amanda, ^Isabelle^, Elorah and Jr to be (due 10/1)

P.S. We’ll be at Lawrence’s South Park (11th & Mass St) tomorrow morning (Sept 12) at 9 AM for our monthly park clean-up. If it is raining, we’ll cancel. Cleanup usually takes us about 1 hour. It’s great exercise, there a huge place for kids to play and it’s nice to get out and enjoy the park.

Prayers for a Friend

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Hello friends, family and kindred spirits,

We write tonight to ask for special prayers for a friend of ours who is going through a difficult time right now. Her name is Gracie and she’s currently experiencing heart failure and is waiting for heart transplant.

The story of Gracie’s family is extremely familiar to us. Her parents Ross and Shannon have our deepest sympathy and strongest support. Our hearts broke when we got word that Gracie would need a transplant, but we were joyful to hear that she was successfully listed.

Gracie was born with a complex heart defect, like Isabelle, that carries with it a series of operations and complications. In Gracie’s case, she had her Fontan in April and she got to go home, but she’s been in/out of the hospital all summer and her family is needing to be surrounded with love, thoughts and prayers.

Gracie recently underwent a procedure to repair a heart valve that did seem to offer the level of support that we all had hoped. Her situation has become more serious and she’s going to need a new heart.

I know there are some sleeping giants out there who can really call in some big prayers, please do so for Gracie. She deserves to have that chance at life and she deserves to go home, healthy and happy.

You can keep up with Gracie and her family at by clicking here. They belong to Caring Bridge - like we do.

Please share her story with friends, family, prayer groups, etc.

Thank you very much. You’re awesome.

With lots of love, Chris, Amanda, ^Isabelle^ and Elorah

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