Monday, October 24, 2011

One Year

It has been one year since Jordan died. It is odd to celebrate the birth of our second daughter while marking the anniversary of the passing of our first daughter, and I struggle to find words. Jordan's physical absence is achingly obvious to us everyday, but we are so grateful for the time we had with her and feel that we carry her presence with us in our hearts.

We have been looking for ways to contribute to the pediatric oncology community and have participated in a few projects this past year. One of the projects is the National Angel Quilt, a quilt comprised of panels representing children who have lost their battle with cancer. The quilt is sponsored by the Make Some Noise Foundation, a local organization that raises research funds for pediatric cancer.

The angel quilt is touring the country to raise awareness and happened to be at a local mall the day before Jordan's eternal life anniversary. The quilt is a beautiful tribute to the angels, and I'm glad we were able to include Jordan. We met they family that created the Make Some Noise Foundation while visitng the quilt. They have a tremendous amount of energy for this cause and we made plans to work with their organization.



Jordan's panel


Jordan's panel happened to be right next to another neuroblastoma angel that we met at the Morristown clinic. Shane and Jordan were both Yo Gabba Gabba fans.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Can't imagine the extreme of emotions for you...she was such a joy with that bright smile and her fighting spirit. LOVE the panel on the quilt...both the pic and the words. Hugs to your family!!

Allena said...

So touching! Pray for you guys regularly!

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