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.
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!
I've been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Doug. I'm a Catholic SAHM to 5 children. Our 4th child, John Michael, was born in November 2007, and has opened us up to the amazing world of Down syndrome. We are grateful to God for the blessings He's given us and the journey He's put us on. When I'm not spending time with my family, I sing with RSVP, an amazing vocal group, educate on Down syndrome, have my own health and wellness business, and blog about our life.