Tuesday, September 16, 2008

4 Months and Lindsay Baskets

Well today marks 4 months of Lindsay being with Jesus. It sure feels some days like only yesterday and other times it feels like way longer. Still not a day goes by that we don't think of her or talk about something silly that she did. Tanner loves to remember things about her and how silly they were together. We are doing good and still taking one day at a time. Today Tanner and I are going to have lunch with Jon at work. We got 4 balloons to let go today to. Yesterday I went and picked up some roses and gave Jon's parents 4 and the rest are sitting on my counter. Just a little reminder of how special Lindsay is. Last week Tanner and I went and had shirts made up for Emma and Sam for there birthday's. We put pictures of Lindsay on them and they turned out so cute. I have to admit that it was hard for me last week on there birthday's. Hearing how fun there parties were and wishing that I was there. Also wishing that we could have had a party for Lindsay. I told Julie that she needs to cherish those special days and moments. For those of you that have kids some advice from me today is to take as many pictures during the day as possible. I now carry my camera in my purse to capture any precious moment that comes our way.

O.k. you are probably wondering about the basket part. We have come in contact with a lady who lost her little girl. She has started making up baskets in memory of her little girl and taking them to the ICU at the hospital they were at. This has sparked something in me that I would love to start and to give back to those on 8 south. In fact this lady as of last week has made 100 baskets. I have been praying about this and I think that it would be a great way to share Jesus love and to continue to share Lindsay's story. Here is somethings that we are wanting to but in the baskets:
receiving blankets
soft and or fuzzy socks
note cards
maybe some stamps
a gift card to the places they have there to eat
a little basket
a little bear ( to help the nurses hold up tubes and arms and legs)
All of these things need to be new and not used. A lot of things helped us while we were in the hospital. Right now I have a bunch of bears that my Uncle's church gave to us to give out. If you would like to help out in anyway with these basket's please let me know. You can email me at jonnlaura@hotmail.com. My prayer is that with these baskets we can bring a smile to a families face and share the love of Jesus to everyone who gets one.

We can't thank you all enough for all your encouraging words on the blog, the cards in the mail, and even emails that you have sent. Please don't stop praying for us and please keep praying for the nurses, doctors, and all the babies and kids that are on 8 south. We love you all more than you know.

Lindsay Bear you are missed so much and are loved so much!


Susan M. said...

Laura, Jon and Tanner:

You are still in my thoughts and prayers even though I haven't posted on the blog for a while. I woke early this morning for some reason (4:13) and prayed for you. Then, I prayed for you again when I got up.

As I looked at 4:13 on my clock this morning, Philippians 4:13 popped into my head. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I know these last months have been extremely rough for you, but it's also very evident that the Lord has given you the strength for each day.

I pray the Lord will continue to encourage and strengthen you each day. You have been an encouragement to me as I read your posts on the blog. Thanks for sharing your heart and for continuing to share Lindsay with us. I always enjoy looking at the pics!

I would like to help with the baskets. That's a neat idea and I'm sure those baskets will be much appreciated. I'll try to remember to e-mail you from home.

With love, hugs, and prayers,


Anonymous said...

Dear Laura:
The baskets sound like a great idea. What a great way to show the love of Jesus to those who are in such need of comfort. You and Jon know first hand how much that would mean to them.
Thanks for keeping up with the blog entries.
Love you all so much.
Aunt Jeanne

GarretJulie said...

I am so thankful that you have continued the blog for others to know what's on your heart. You have a gift for writing as I told you before. The shirts for the kids were great. I am so thankful that Emma still knows Lindsay by her face. I know you had a hard time last week and I wish Lindsay was here to celebrate with us. But know that for her 2nd birthday she had a better party then any of us could ever even imagine.
I love you and can't wait to get this baskets started.
Emma says Hi to Aunt Ra-Ra.

Lisa said...


My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Jon and Tanner today. I pray that you had a good lunch with Jon and Tanner, and that your day was filled with much laughter and sweet memories.

I think your basket idea is a GREAT one. I would love to help you out where I can. Please let me know...I can make up note cards or something.

Know you are thought of, prayed for and loved!


Anonymous said...

Dear Ones,
Continuing to pray for you all as you navigate this difficult road. You have come to my mind many times today especially. Love the basket idea. What a wonderful way of remembering and honoring precious Lindsay! Thank you for being such a testimony of His Love in word and deed. Glenda in AR

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the post. I would love to help out with the Lindsay baskets. Your little girl has blessed my life more than I could ever tell you, and I would be honored to help bless others because of her. I will send you a separate email about it. I am continuing to pray for you, Jon, Tanner, and the Doctors, nurses, and children/families on floor 8.
Abbie Hackett

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you as we remember Lindsay Bear... always with smiles & giggles of the laughter & fun and joy she brought to your life & ours. We love you LOTS!!

We are excited as the Lord leads you to make these baskets... I know it's been on your heart for awhile and we are looking forward to being able to be a part of ministering with you to these families in similar situations at BCH through your baskets. I can't wait to hear how God will use you & your compassionate heart & love for Him to reach out as you continue to share Lindsay's story and be used for God's glory! We know many days it's not easy and I hope that's when you remember many are still praying, asking us(friends & family) how you are, and checking the blog. As Lindsay's Pop often says... "Lindsay's story is still being told."

Lots of love & prayers from us to you...
Brian, Donna, Jesslyn, Julia, Joel & Jeremy

The B Family said...

I am so proud of you, Laura! There little more that you can do to honor your precious Lindsay than by what you are already doing...God will bless you immensely and your strength in Him will lead others to want the same God in their lives. Keeping you close in love & prayer...
Angel hugs~ Rebecca

Jen said...

I will be on the look out for things to send for your baskets! If I can find shoes marked down to $2.00 I know I should be able to find these things also :) I love you guys and I am praying for you. I am glad I got a chance to make you laugh yesterday!

Love, Jen

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura and Family,
Thanks again for sharing your story. The pictures are worth a thousand words. Lindsay fills up the smiles WOW. May God continue to uplift you daily. I too love the basket idea, I'd love the chance to help out in anyway. Let me know where things are lacking and I'd love to fill that need. Tell your dad to email me with a side wish list.

Keeping you in my thoughts daily. Thanks again for the reminder to cherish EVERYDAY with my children and to take LOTS of pictures.

In Him,
Sharon Mumma

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon, Laura, & Tanner,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We will pray that God will help you and strengthen you as you comfort others with the comfort that God has given you.
With Love,
Joe & Kim Olachea

Anonymous said...

Dearest Laura, Jon and Tanner:
Five months ago! It seems like yesterday we were praying for sweet, Lindsay Bear, and she has left us with precious memories and the joy of knowing she is with Jesus.
I want to help with the baskets and hope I can find your home address. If not, I will ask Bill at Thursday's hymn sing. Will try to get it into the mail well in advance of the holidays.
Congratulations on your good news and you will be in our prayers for the little one the Lord has planned for you since the foundations of the earth. What a great God we serve. It is wonderful hearing of Tanner's childlike faith and joy.
Blessings, joann w.-