Sunday, 16 January 2011


Hi, and welcome!

I've made a couple of cards, but can't post them, here, yet, because for the past couple of days, we've barely had daylight!
We've had a lot of rain, and the sky has been that awful dirty grey, my camera really needs good daylight to give me good enough pictures........I'll have to wait for the sun to come out :)

Some of you will already know a little about the condition that our youngest grandson, Bevan, has.
Tomorrow, he will turn 3 months old, but when he was 10 days old, the community midwife was making her final visit to Bevan and his Mummy, but thankfully, she noticed that he didn't look quite right.  His Mummy is only 20 years old, and he is her first baby and she had thought that he was just having a sleepy day.

To cut a long story short......Bevan was diagnosed with a too-rapid heartbeat that comes in "episodes".
The midwife certainly saved his life that day, because she told Bevan's Mummy and Daddy (our son), to get him straight to the hospital.  Just after arriving, as he was being examined, he had an episode.....and his heart stopped.

It took a doctor about three minutes to bring him back.
Bevan was extremely ill and was in ICU for some time.  It was during this awful time that I mentioned him on the Anything Goes forum, on Paper Craft Planet.
I asked for prayers for Bevan........and got SO much more.

Very quickly, those wonderful, generous women formed what has become known as Bevan's F.R.O.G. Support Team.
From all over the world, Bevan has received cards, small toys, bibs, and various other treats....all of which have a frog theme.

Why a frog?  Well, a lovely young lady named BreAnn shared this story.......

            I was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her.

The first person to send something to Bevan was a sweet, loving lady named Bridget.  She sent a tiny ceramic frog, a larger frog ornament, and a soft toy frog......she said she had sent the three so that Bevan would always have a frog with him....his own little guardian angel......wherever he went.  His Mummy makes sure he does.

Bevan is now on a lot of medication, but we are told that he may grow out of this awful condition.  We have faith that he will.  In the meantime, he is growing chubby, he gurgles and babbles, and is a happy and delightful baby boy.

You might find all of this slightly corny........all I know is that I will be forever grateful to these people for their kindness, their generosity....even their love......for a tiny boy they have never met.  They continue to pray for him.  They continue to give me their support and friendship, and every time I see my little grandson with one of his frogs, I am reminded to Forever Rely On God.

Thank you for staying with me.  I appreciate every one of you.

Anne-Marie x
This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair.  She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort.                                                                                    It was a tiny ceramic frog.

The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit. The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her.  The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain.
In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given.
Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog.
The nurse made the comment 'I see you have a guardian angel with you,' as she held the little frog. We asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for:

(F) Forever
  (R) Rely   (O) On   (G) God

1 comment:

  1. I get goosebumps reading this...What a great story.

    I do pray still that Bevan is getting stronger and healthier.