Friday, June 10, 2011


Blogging is a new adventure for our family--just like our life with Haven. The past 5 years have passed quickly...some months are just a blur....some moments are so crystal clear that they seem to have happened just minutes ago. When we began this journey, we had no idea what direction to take and we still are curious the see where we'll land. At every curve and mountaintop, we've made new and special friends. And, on the the days where we've found ourselves in the deepest valleys, God provided family and old friends to lift us up.
There is so much to is hard to know where to begin. We are thrilled that Haven Blu has the opportunity to represent Arkansas Children's Hospital this year for CMN. The hospital has been a blessing to us ever since the day Haven was born. We so want to do everything we can to help more childrend to be blessed by its staff and services. I guess that is why it is so amazing that Haven is the one being honored instead of the hospital. In early May, ACH and Walmart hosted a launch event, announcing Haven's honor to the public. It was so much fun! The store employees decorated and filled a basket with toys for Haven. There was a beautiful cake and lanyards with Haven's picture and story. The store manager gave a welcome and I had the opportunity to tell Haven's story again. Then, as if someone had attached rockets to her walker, Haven took off down the aisles with her sister to do some shopping with her own personal gift card!! Wow--it made her feel so special and grown up...