This was a very special project for a very special baby. We love this baby boy and family! He has been through a lot in his short little life. He just underwent heart surgery this past week at Los Angeles Children's Hospital to have the Ross Procedure to replace his aortic valve in his heart. He is such a little trooper and his family, his mom Lindsay, dad Steve and big 18 month old brother Corben are so amazing, strong and full of faith.
Kelly Benbow Photography
Kelly Benbow Photography (A dear friend of both of ours, took these amazing photos before the family went to CA for Hunter's surgery)
Hunter is recovering from surgery now and could use your prayers. We are believing for a miraculous recovery and healing for this little guy! God has special plans for his life and he has already touched so many lives. God Bless him!
I was so honored, and may have cried a little, when Hunter's mama asked if I would make something for his room with his name on it. She said she trusted me to do it and she would love whatever I did...I was able to complete the project and deliver it to them before they left for CA to have Hunter's surgery. My daughter and I enjoyed a sweet visit with them. This is Katelyn holding Hunter...he's the most precious and adorable baby! Hunter's mama, Lindsay has been Katelyn's ballet teacher for many years. We love and adore her and have so enjoyed watching her become a beautiful wife and mama to these boys of hers!
Before I got started on the project I checked out some of my Pinterest boards for inspiration. As always I found some inspiration and got going on it.
I bought the paper maiche letters at Joann's. I painted them with some green paint that I had on hand. See our cute Bailey girl checking out the project :)
I remembered that I had some branches that I could use from this old faux tree that my dad made for us several years ago.
I had Joe help me cut them apart.
I laid it out and experimented with how I would attach the letters.
As always, Joe has great ideas and helped me with this...seriously he can do just about anything construction related and he's creative too! So his idea was to drill holes into the letters and thread the twine through with a large needle and tie a knot to attach. Love it!
I tied each letter to the branch and it was done.
Katelyn & I delivered it and I got to hold that sweet baby again and Katelyn got to meet him for the first time :) Oh I also painted a big 'H' for him, just like the big 'C' I painted for his brother Corben. Their mama is putting the letters on the boy's bedroom doors. So cute!
This is a picture that Lindsay texted me the day they hung up Hunter's sign in his room! They love it!
Please keep this precious baby and family in your prayers! Thank you friends!
Hunter & Corben...sweet brother love!
I just got a praise report from his mama and she said, "He's doing good! Continuing to head in the right direction. They are able to be taking the steps to close his chest. He is responding well to the medicine weans. God is so good Stacy"
Thank you Lord! We are crying happy tears right now! Praising & Rejoicing over here!