Saturday, September 13, 2008

In honor of national craniofacial awareness month...

Ellie and Reid's mom here.

In honor of National Craniofacial Awareness Month, I would like to again show my gratitude to the many families who have a permanent spot in my heart. We are all families affected by cleft children, and I have had so many questions answered and have been inspired beyond belief by these wonderful people. I will forever be changed by you all. Love to you all....always.


Little Abigail

Sweet William


Sweet Abby (Reid's girlfriend)



Kera (shares our plastic surgeon and craniofacial team at Rainbow)



Little Adalynn

Makenna (shares our hometown)

Kai (one of the first cleft affected families I found that took me under their wing!)

One of the newest members of the gang, Aidan

Ian- just 3 days older than Reid. We have gone through this process together in a sense.

Princess Jordan!


John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

I had no clue "we"...I mean "they" had an awareness month. Are there ribbons, bracelets, etc? I really had no clue.

Thanks for including us. I feel very blessed that Adalynn was born with a cleft. I know that sounds weird, but I am sure you understand.

Allison said...

Oh Janeen,

You just made my day. My heart melted when I read that Abby is Reid's girlfriend. I am still smiling!!! It's so funny that you would post this tonight. We just got home from the store and I just couldn't resist picking up a little something for Reid's birthday. I know it's not until November, but It will be here before you know it! Here's my email so I can get your address:

Have a good night!

Fowler family said...

Wow Janeen,

It's so cool you have such an incredible support group of friends going through the same things you are.

I loved checking in on your little guy. And that story on Teeba was amazing. Wish I would've seen it.

Krissy said...

Thanks for including Drew in your post! I'm so glad I found you and all of the other great blogging families!!!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful, beautiful babies! Every one!! Thanks for sharing photos of all these sweet, adorable kids! I love it!!

Vanessa :)

Anonymous said...


How precious each of those children are! What a sweet thing to post especially since this is an awareness month! What a support group to have.

Darcy said...

I'm with Shannon, I had no clue there was an awareness month. Thanks for making us aware of that! LOL.

I'm honored to have Rachel featured in that list. Looking at all those pictures of the beautiful children, we've all sure had our share of a journey, haven't we??

I'm blessed to have met so many of you online, you're all truly a blessing!

LifeWithTheFerrells said...

How is it we have a cleft girl and don't know about the awareness month?! Thanks for posting Makenna's picture! These are all beautiful special children. On a note about Makenna, we are finally talking! Mostly vowels but is finally trying to make words! So exciting! We leave for Disney Friday morning. I'll try to call you tomorrow to make a date for Ellie's pictures!

jeanne said...

Adorable kids!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?