Friday, January 9, 2009

Princess Eliana

We have about 40+ blogs that we keep up with for kids and families with DS. I often say that the blogs have been our lifeline, and I have most definitely learned more from them than any medical or "official" site. So many of you have become like "real" friends, and it feels like we just never get to really hang out! I appreciate all the emails and behind the blog stuff that we share with so many of you... that makes my days brighter every single time.

I could list all the adorable kids who make me smile and it could go for days... but today I want to pick out one little gem. Miss Eliana is a princess who has traveled much the same road as Braska, and her mom Leslie is a marvelous example of a great mother and a kind and caring friend, it's clear. Eliana was born about a month after Braska, she had similar heart issues, she had a G-tube for a while, but she has blossomed into just an absolute doll who is wowing lots of people and especially her family who adores her.

Yesterday, Leslie posted a couple of pics, both are beautiful, but one of which just stole my heart. It captures what I imagine is Eliana's wonderful personality and obvious spunk. Even though I've never had the pleasure of meeting them in person, I really am thankful for the influence they've been on me in the logistics of the things we've been through and the encouragement it is to watch Eliana do so well.

Take a minute and go see Princess Eliana. She is one very special gift from God. And please give your little ones a hug for us too... we wouldn't be nearly as sane without all of you blogging buddies!!


  1. She is a doll...thanks for sharing!

  2. ...I gave you an award...!
    Thinking of you, in those last few weeks. Are you on Facebook? If so, look for me? = Rachel May Wibberley
    take care, friend

  3. what a cutie pie! thanks for sharing the family with us...hoping all is well with lil miss to be and momma- those last few weeks were always the 'roughest' for me, in our thoughts and prayers...can't wait to see your newest addition :)

  4. Hi Friend,

    Thank you so much! What a sweet thing to read your words. I find you an encouragment too! I'm so thankful for the web and the friends that I've made here.

    I just think your Braska is a doll! I wish you lived closer because I just know that she and Eliana would have a blast playing together.


  5. I think Braska and miss Elaina would totally be buds if you lived closer. what a cute pair they would make!

    just wanted you to know that I too am thinking of you a lot lately - hoping that this last month goes super fast and everything and everybody is super healthy. can't wait!!!

  6. thanks so much for sharing this link.
    you know how much you have helped me with Julia and her gtube issues so I am very interested to read about Eliana.


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