My Sweet Evan

My Sweet Evan
On my way from Heaven

God delayed my trip that day

He said that I was special

and then sent me on my way

but not before he kissed my ears

He left his Blessed mark

to carry with me here.

He whispered in my ear right then

that he loved me without a doubt

and then he closed my ears up tight

so the whisper won't get out

-Author Unknown

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Thanks to all our followers for visiting the blog! We are still in the process of raising funds for Evan and still wheeling and dealing with the hopsital and doctors about our prices for the surgery. We have ALOT of fundraisers for the month of April.

April 10th - Paige Parks and friends will be selling Lemonade and Cookies at Centric Federal Credit Union at the Thomas Rd location. Please stop by and visit!

April 13th - Please eat at McAllisters in West Monroe from 4pm - 9pm. 10% of the proceeds made from this time will go to Evan's Medical Fund.

April 24th - We will be selling hot dogs and the Ears for Evan necklaces made by LEADAISICAL DESIGNS. This will be at THE MARKETPLACE'S FIRST ANNUAL SPRING FLING. If you have not heard about THE MARKETPLACE yet stop by and say hello to Wanda. It is located on Splane Drive behind the Hogan Shopping Center which is across from SuperOne in West Monroe. This is a community event where you can shop and eat for a good cause!

Please help us by spreading the word about these fundraisers. I hope to see you at THE MARKETPLACE!!!! Thanks to everyone for your support, prayers and love. Each of you that have helped with fundraising and contributions have a special place in our hearts and we will forever be grateful. You have made a difference in my son's life and I will always love you for that :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Impossible is Happening

Matthew 17:20-
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and NOTHING shall be impossible you.

When I opened Evan's medical fund account on January 30th I felt soooo defeated. I thought that raising the funds for Evan's surgeries were impossible. Well, God has really showed out. This community has stepped forward and delivered the impossible. Everyday I have cried (everyone that knows me knows that I am a big baby anyway) and the tears are tears of joy. I want everyone to know that Evan's garage sale this past weekend was a big hit. We made over $13,000.00. We could not have done it without this community and all of my friends who helped make it happen. If you have ever had a garage sale you know that it takes alot of work and lack of sleep. So, for those of you out there that helped, attended and donated we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tonight, I read the book "All the way to God" to Evan and Aiden. It is by Katie and Michael Guiliano. Basically Katie is a little girl who plays a game with her dad about how much she loves him. They start off by saying "I love you all the way to the ceiling. The book is wonderful and in the end Katie tells her Dad that she loves him all the way to God.
And that is exactly the way we feel about each of you :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010


My heart is overflowing, I feel it from my God.
It is so overwhelming, yet he holds my hand each day.

Chancie Neal sang at the Portico in Ruston tonight. She is such a sweet young lady (only 15) and she donated all her tips she made tonight to Evan. Her parents should be very proud to have such a sweet daughter! To have such a giving heart at the age of 15. She sings like an angel and I hope she knows how much she will be blessed for her thoughtfulness. For those of you that missed it I would advise you to follow this star!!!! Her light is shining bright and she sings loud, proud and from the heart. Way to go Chancie, I am so proud of you! I will never let Evan forget you and you now have your biggest fans!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Ok, so for those of you that know me you know that I am an emotional person regardless of the reason. Just your typical sweet tea loving southern girl with a gentle heart. This has been an emotional roller coaster. BUT for today I realized that it is okay to cry and accept what God has dealt. Today I will hug my sweet boys and lay in bed tonight with a smile on my face and think about just how LUCKY I am. Today I will accept the fact that everything in life is not perfect. Today I will think about the verse that states that the impossible is possible with God on your side. Today I will thank God for each of you reading this who are supporting Evan.
Today, Tomorrow and Forever I will let Evan know what an important role you played in his life.

DON'T FORGET - Thaursday, March 4th - Portico in Ruston with Chancie Neal
Saturday, March 6th - Rummage/Bake Sale @ 109 Circle Drive in West
Monroe, La beside Autozone