Monday, November 24, 2008


We are feeling very grateful today. While the benefit auction at the school yesterday had a small turnout, it was still successful and it was wonderful to see some of you there to show your love and support. We are grateful for your generosity. As you can see from the picture above, it wore little Miss Josephine out! She was a good girl throughout the benefit yesterday. I hope that many of you were able to get a peek at her. Jon was playing protective Papa Bear, but tried to take her around for people to see her, too.

There have been a few people who have contacted me since yesterday to express their sorrow in being unable to attend the benefit yesterday, but still want to know some way they can help. So for those of you who feel the same way, I'll pass on the following information. My sister-in-law and niece are hosting an online benefit auction. They are doing this because Jon's family is spread out all over the U.S. I know there are a number of handmade items being listed, so if you like handmade things, this is the auction to check out. The site is linked in my sidebar and the address is The auction starts tomorrow at 9 am.

We also went to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home today to start preparing for Josephine's funeral services. That was a very surreal experience. We are still taking things one day at a time, but know that if we have everything in order, it will make things less hectic when she finally does pass. The funeral director was able to give us some information and help us set up the basics with details to be decided when the time comes. We do know that her services will be held at the LDS Church on KK in Osage Beach and she will be laid to rest in Stella, MO next to Jon's father. Now that this much has been taken care of, I'll be putting it out of my mind until the time comes.

Thank you all again for your love and support. You have no idea how much it helps us just to know that each of you are ready and willing to help should we need you.


Tiffany said...

I found your blog from Katie Walker's link. I have a 4 month old baby and am amazed by your strength and faith. I was wondering if Josephine was born full term and if not why did they deliver her early?

Clara said...

She was born at 39 weeks, so she was full term. They induced because she was measuring so small and the OB was concerned about fetal growth restriction. She was not getting the proper amount of nutrients through the placenta. It was only the size of a chocolate chip cookie.

Ms. Pool said...

Your faith is an inspiration to all of us. God blessed this beautiful little girl with the perfect family. Please don't hesitate to call me if there is anything you need. Because we are neighbors, it is so easy for me to get anything for you. I think of you each day (naturally), and pray for you regularly. You are on our prayer list at church,as well.
Marian and I have shared some of your pictures with our class. She is so proud of Josephine.