Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Give a Blessing

Some time ago during one of my "blog surfing" sessions I came across this wonderful site called "Baby Be Blessed"! At this site you can buy beautiful, handmade dolls and lambs with scripture sewn right onto them. Their motto is "Spreading the word of God... one doll at a time". What a wonderful, well, blessing! I was instantly hooked and thought, "who could I buy a doll for" - (When my children were very little I sewed scripture into their favorite security things so they were out) but I soooo wanted to give one of these beautiful dolls to someone. Thankfully my mind settled on a wonderful little boy named Boston.

OK, a little background on Boston:

Boston is the newest addition to a family that I have come to know and admire. Bostons older sister Brooklyn (4) has rett syndrome and I met her mom on line when, ....well, when I was "blog surfing" (OK, I'm realizing I have a problem with spending too much time surfing blogs now that I'm writing all this - I'll add it to my list of things I need to "work on") anyways, I came across the Butlers blog a year or so ago and realized that Brooklyn what just a couple months younger than Annie, they both seemed to have the same infectious smile, they had the same mutation and were diagnosed at just about the same time in their little lives, give or take a few months. Kelly (mother to Brooklyn and Boston) also works for Girl Power 2 Cure so we've talked a bit over the inter net and keep in touch with what our girls are up to. Getting back to Boston...... Well, Boston was born 10 weeks early and went through quite a bit while growing in the NICU. Just before he was ready to be sent home the doctors ran some tests and found out Boston had Down Syndrome. A devastating diagnosis for a family that already had a child with severe needs.

Sooooo, you can imagine why I wanted to get this sweet little guy this wonderful gift. Well, it just so happened that the dolls were on back order (these dolls are quite literally made from scratch and when you see them you'll know why they were on back order - adorable!). I inquired about the dolls to the woman who runs the company (because, if you know me, I just don't take "no" for an answer). I told her Bostons story and she thought he would be a wonderful candidate for "Give a Blessing" . A way that Baby Be Blessed gives back is to help people who are experiencing a difficult time and who better than sweet Boston. Soooo, I am coming to you now and asking if you will check out Boston's story here. Please pray for him and his wonderful family and, if you are in a financial situation to do so please consider a donation. It doesn't have to be big, every little bit helps. Thanks for taking the time to learn about this sweet little guy!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing our story! I am so glad you stumbled across my blog that day! You have become such a huge source of encouragement for me!