having baby ayla jo was one of the best days of my life. though the labor and delivery is not always good time, laboring in the room next door to your friends makes the experience much more enjoyable. while i sat there hooked up to a heartbeat monitor for my baby, i got to meet theirs, baby elliot, the son of our good friends, who was born just next door to us the day before. elliot's daddy monitored my contractions for me on the tvs in the hallway and elliots mommy provided me with my daughter's first gift.
here are elliot and my little cupcake on their second date. i mean playdate ;)
once my baby girl finally joined the party, elliot and aylaroo had their first playdate only hours old. let me tell you, there is a special place in my heart for baby and now big boy elliot leegwater. not only as the son of some super friends, and the first friend/pledged husband for my daughter, but as the cutest little face of cystic fybrosis.
the whole leegwater clan at an easter egg hunt last year.
check out this link to see a sweet video of this precious boy:
every day, elliot fights cystic fybrosis, a life-shortening genetic disorder that creates a thick mucus in his lungs and pancreas. he takes five medications, gets nebulizer treatments and chest percussions daily just to stay healthy. so not fair. this darling dude and his fam are not without hope, for their god is mighty and their lives carefully formed by the creator of the universe.
camping together last summer, elliot and ayla jo shared the one and only baby swing at this park.
lets put some action to our hope. GREAT STRIDES is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fundraising event. This year, I'm walking in the GREAT STRIDES walk at the 2012 Grand Haven - Lakeshore Middle School walk on 05/20/2012. Please help me meet my fundraising goal of $150.00 by sponsoring me. Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.
you can donate right online by going to www.cff.org/great_strides/lyndseymeiste
financially is not the only way to support elliot and all those with cystic fibrosis. lets pray for healing, miraculous medical breakthroughs, and health and comfort for elliot. lets pray that one day CF stands for CURE FOUND.