Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A little support in honor of my gorgeous nephews

Asher, two years

Jacob at birth

Most of you probably remember all too well when my friend (more like sister) Heather gave birth to her twin boys, Asher and Jacob at 24 weeks gestation. Thinking back it feels like it happened just yesterday. These little boys stole my heart from the beginning and demonstrated to the world courage, strength, and how God can use even the tiniest of boys to show his glory. While Jacob is no longer with us physically, we think of him all the time and know he is with us in Spirit. As I watch Asher grow, I witness God's miracles almost daily, even if only through the phone! With his first steps, first word, his smiles, giggles... everything leaves me in awe. These are things the doctors said we would never see; yet here he is, living life to its fullest.

Below is a message from the March of Dimes. Please consider signing this petition to support our little heroes and hopefully to one day prevent premature births.

Dear March of Dimes Family & Friends:

Join me as I help the March of Dimes raise awareness about the problem of premature birth. In the United States today, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. More newborns die from premature birth than any other cause. And millions of children face serious health challenges or have trouble learning in school because they were born too soon.

It’s time for us to do more to help moms have healthy, full-term babies. To help us make progress in preventing premature births go to and sign the Petition for Preemies. The number of people who sign can really make a difference.

Remember — November is Prematurity Awareness Month.

P.S. Want to make an even bigger difference? Please forward this message to everyone you know who cares about babies. Tell them you signed the petition and ask them to join you!

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Courtney N. Cartwright
Community Director
March of Dimes
5100 N. Brookline
Oklahoma City , OK 73112
Telephone (405) 943-1025
Fax (405) 943-8901

Monday, October 13, 2008


Hello friends,

I am here! The foot is doing much better; still swollen some and a bit sore, but is healing really well.

Life has been very chaotic lately. Some good, some not so good. I wish I could share every little detail with you all but I cannot. Life has thrown many surprises that are forcing me to grow much faster than I anticipated. I am learning a lot and hope that I can take this part of my life journey and learn from it. I do not believe God causes bad things to happen, but I do know that God can always use them for good.

With that said, I ask that you would please pray for me, as right now I could really use them.

Thank you all for your faithful support; you are truly wonderful.