Friday, May 21, 2010

A Gift for Sheridan's Heart... (Surgery)

Four of us moms got together earlier this evening to present Lisa Lindsey (Sheridan's mom) a very special gift to offer some comfort to Sheridan (below) when he has his heart surgery next Tuesday.   You can read a detailed account of what the doctors will be doing at Lisa's blog, Genetically Enhanced.
This gorgeous quilt, in Sheridan's favorite colors, was lovingly made by Sheree's mom (THANK YOU!).   In the top left corner of the quilt are Gabby's hands; top right, Joaquin's feet; bottom left, John Michael's feet, and bottom right, Gracie's hands... These are Sheridan's closest buddies that he's had for about a year now and they can't wait until his heart is all fixed so they can play together again.


Here's a darling poem, composed by Sheree (Gabby's mom) with some help from Jennifer (Joaquin's mom) and Jonna (Gracie's mom) that was given to Lisa along with the quilt...

This is a quilt we hope you'll hold dear.
For when it's around you, you'll know we are near.
Four tiny hands and four tiny feet
Helped make this quilt so special and sweet.

You've been strong and resilient right from the start
Which is why you'll heal fast when they fix your sweet heart.
So please don't be scared, there's nothing to fear
There's something we wish to make perfectly clear:

We love you, dear Sheridan.  You are our best friend.
We'll be ready to play when your heart's on the mend.

With Love,
John Michael, Joaquin, Gabby, and Gracie

And if you would be so kind as to keep Sheridan and his parents, Lisa and Gary, in your thoughts and prayers during this stressful time, I know they would be grateful!  We love you, Sheridan! 

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  1. Oh, Monica... THANK YOU for this! You have no idea how much this means to us... and Sheridan LOVED the quilt when he saw it this morning. He loves pointing to the hands and feet :)

  2. That is such a beautiful quilt and loving gesture! I'm overwhelmed with the amount of love that comes from a community that I never would have known existed if it wasn't for Sutter....I'm grateful to him for opening my eyes what what life and love is really all about!

    Good luck and your mommy and daddy will be in my prayers!

  3. What a beautiful idea... we will be praying for Sheridan!

  4. What a wonderful idea and wonderful friends!

  5. how precious, great quilt....who is the quilt maker?

  6. Monica, I have met more of the most amazing, loving, caring people in the last 20 months, than I have met in my entire life! What a beautiful gift, for Sheridan and Lisa. I am so grateful to have met all of you! I am keeping Lisa and her family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing that with us! xoxo