Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh, OH....

I've had a weird couple of weeks.. I've been cranky, crabby and tired. I've been weepy (which I'm partially attributing to being tired). Yesterday was August 12th, which means it's been 10 months since we kissed our sweet baby Seth goodbye. I didn't even notice the date until 9:30 last night! I'm not claiming that as good or bad, it just is.

But today, we got exciting news!

(this is my kids looking happily surprised.. sort of)

I won the Memory Blanket from Mapleberry Designs off MckMama's last Not Me! Monday giveaway! I am stunned. I'm going to have to re-think that "I never win anything" default attitude, since it's so obviously NOT true and be VERY grateful for all the blessings God brings into my life!!


Mighty M said...

Congrats on your win! MckMama said you were going to use it to make a blanket with Seth's clothes! A wonderful memory for you to cherish, and I am so so sorry that you lost your baby. You have a beautiful family!

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

I cam over from My Charming Kids.

I think your making the blanket with Seth's clothes is a WONDERFUL idea.

I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope the blanket will help you continue to remember your wonderful son.

Sailor and Co said...

WOOO HOOOOO !!!! I saw you won the blankie from MCKMAMA!!!!!!

So sorry about your loss....

much love

Psalm 34:18

Julie said...

Hi Kathryn, I have read a couple of things on your blog. Its nice to meet you. I am sorry that little Seth is no longer with you and your family. Its really normal to be up and down when you are grieving. ((Here is a big hug from me)).

The blanket will be an extra special thing to cuddle up to when you want to be close to him. Its a wonderful idea. I have all my babys clothes in boxes on top of the wardrobe, they are not very accessible. I might investigate making them into a memory quilt.

Take care of yourself.

Lucy and Ethel said...

Whoa - congratulations!!! That's a wonderful gift!!!

And, in case you're too busy celebrating to notice, you also got an award (from us)... AND you don't HAVE to do anything!

Can't wait to hear more about the blanket!


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Kathryn, I am so so happy for you on winning that great blanket! I know it will be cherished forever.

I pray that today finds you not as cranky and not as weepy. Call on the name of the Lord. He is our joy and our strength!

Michael, Karen and Morgan said...

Popping over from MckMama's blog to say congratulations on winning that adorable blanket!

I am so sorry for your loss of sweet baby Seth, no parent should ever experience the loss of a child. You and your whole family will be in my prayers.

Millie said...

Congrats on the memory blanket. I read on MckMama's page that you will be using Seth's clothes to make it. Wonderful idea! Hugs to you!!
Millie and Colin

Smith Family said...

Hi there- I am an obsessive follower of McMama's blog and today I saw that you won the contest! Congrats! What's even more exciting is I know you through my dear friend Kim Chaffin and I live in Spokane!! So cool to see your name up in lights!I prayed for you and your family so many times and the Lord reminded me of you again when I saw your name....I will continue to lift your family up in prayer.
God's love, Krista Smith

Leslie said...

Cute picture of the kiddos and congratulations! My hubby is the one in our family who never wins anything!

Blessings, Leslie

Stephanie said...

Congrats on your win! When I read what you were going to do with it I just had to visit. I can't think of a better person to have won this prize! said...

Mama, I really wanted to win that blanket. But, now I'm even happier that you won it! Way happier than I would have been if I had won it even. : ) You definitely should have it.

I'm so sorry for your loss. (((mama)))