It's been a year since we began this project. Paul & I started filming here at our house last March, then filmed again, then interviewed eight members of Katie's care team, then edited, did a little voice-over, and then countless hours of editing on Paul's part...and we now have four videos of about an hour in length (each), telling our family's story, with a view to teaching family-centered care to medical professionals.
|Look at these beautiful presentation boxes and covers that Paul made|
|Who thinks of things like this? Paul does. A book tie-in and individual photographic labels for each disc.|
After Katie passed away, I began to pray for meaningful work. As a full-time stay-at-home mom, my work was pretty much completed when David left for college. God, in His enormous grace, has given an answer to my prayer; Thank You, Heavenly Father. This video (and the book which came from it) comprise a work of heart that I couldn't have even imagined five years ago. I pray You will use it to bless Your children.
Thanks to Seattle Children's Hospital (especially Dr. Bruder Stapleton and Dr. Doug Diekema) and to Paul Dudley Photography for an opportunity and an adventure which has also become an education.
On a different topic:
Several wonderfully generous and thoughtful people brought flowers, wine and cards to the book event on Friday. I wish I knew who brought what, so I could thank each person properly, but I don't know who all of these wonderful folks are. To Reba: thank you for the card and flowers. To Angela: thank you for the card and flowers. To whoever brought the wine and flowers: thank you! If I missed anything or anyone, thank you!
This gorgeous glassybaby, called "Truffle," was brought by Janna, who I met through Camp Goodtimes. Thank you, Janna!