The Macs

Monday, February 7, 2011

levi's hats

Not only did I have an incredibly hard time deciding which hats to keep for Levi, finding a home for these cute hats proved to be a challenge as well. My original plan was to donate them to the Pediatric Oncologist who treated Cora. When I called his office they told me that they really didn't have a need for hats right now. I was a little bummed, but hopefully that means either they have had lots of donations or they aren't treating as many kids right now...which would be even better. They directed me to a few local hospitals and gave me some other ideas, but every place I called wasn't in need of hats.

I was getting a little worried that it would be summer before I found a place for these hats. Last week I decided to try Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City again. I had tried leaving a message before and never heard back, but this time I actually got to talk to someone. Great news...she said they would love to have the hats. They give a hat to each new patient at the Cancer Center. So they will finally be sent off this week. Hooray! But before we pack them up, Levi was forced against his will begging to give you a hat fashion show.


I am packing up ten beautiful knit hats to send to Children's Mercy. Levi couldn't model them all because some of the hats were for girls and a few wouldn't fit on his huge head! Trust me, they were all adorable. Thank you Kathryn, Carissa, Roma and Amber for donating these hats. I love that Levi and I can pass on your kindness to bless the sweet kids in Kansas City who are facing the horrible realities of cancer. And although I wanted to send the hats a long time ago, it is especially sweet to send them this week as we remember Cora.


Anonymous Amber said...

I think it was a wonderful idea to donate the hats! If they say they ever need more just let me know, I'd be happy to whip up some more! And Levi looks adorable in all the hats!

February 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger A said...

he is such a great model!

February 7, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Hanni said...

Cute hats and such a cute little model. I am so glad CMH could take them. That is a great idea. We actually know a little guy there right now fighting quite the fight. Maybe he'll get one. I will definately let you know if he does. If not, the children that do will love them and so will their parents. :)

February 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Carisa said...

yay! glad they are going to a good home! I'm already praying that each recipient is encouraged through this gift.

February 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

those hats are super cute! and, I love where you decided to send them :)

February 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...


SO SWEET! What a great tribute once again for CORA and the other SWEET BABIES! The kids will love the hats! and of course LEVI looked ADORABLE in them!
Have a great week! Stay warm and give the boys a hug!


February 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

So sweet! I always love your pictures! My little guy never sits still long enough to get a good one. :-)

February 7, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Sher said...

honoring your little girl's life by sending homemade love to others - you amaze me!

February 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thinking and praying for Cora tomorrow on the 2 year anniversary of her going to Heaven. Also, praying for you and Joel and adorable Levi to give you strength as you miss your little girl..

February 7, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I saw the most brilliant rainbow ever. The light that formed the rainbow is the same light that is all around you and me, but it takes the water droplets to fracture the light into such brilliance.
Events like today's spectacular rainbow make me remember your sweet baby Cora safe in heaven. May you see quiet, yet bold, reminders of her beauty and life, and of God's sovereignty during these days of reflection.

February 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger  The Morris Family said...

I was wondering if you could tell me where you found the photo props, the mouths. I looked a week or so ago and I i thought I found the same ones, but I failed to bookmark it? I found some others to print off but was wanting the ones like you had for younger children.
Thanks, could you e-mail the info??


February 7, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Carpenter's said...

Oh he is adorable!! I wish they came in my size! :) I am just starting to need hats. The cancer center in KC is AMAZING and everyone I have encountered has been so wonderful. You are too sweet.

February 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

Hi there new follower through "Whatever" your little guy is darling. I love how many hats he has and you can tell he likes them. Great idea sending them off to a place where they will be loved!


February 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger purejoy said...

levi makes an adorable model. and those hats are so cute!! wish i had mad knitting skills! i can do a scarf and that's about it! :)
what a sweet blessing and a wonderful way to remember cora. she was a beautiful baby… so dearly loved by many. hugs to you, jess!

February 8, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That little guy is too cute! I love the dinosaur looking one (from Ambers), if only it were cold enough for hats here!

Thinking of you today on sweet Cora's 2nd heavenly anniversary, praying for your family as always.

aka babykatesmom

February 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Praying for you today. :(

February 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger L ~ S said...

What a cute model! I love the first one. I am sure you have really made some people happy with the donated hats!

February 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Praying for you today...

February 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today.

February 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Followed you for quite some time from Georgia. Praying for your heartache today...

February 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Dena said...

Sending prayers and virtual hugs to you today!

February 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous AlishaB said...

Thinking of you today!
I have been reading your blog for a few months and am so encouraged by the love and faith you show! Today would have been my brother's 21st birthday but he passed away just over four years ago after having cancer for 8 months.
Now having a son I could not imagine letting him go, like you had to with Cora. But only with the strength that God gives can we trust that He knows what is best! May you be strengthened especially today!

February 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thinking of you and your two sweet babies today! Thank you for the love, peace, joy... that you share with us! You are a blessing in my life!

February 8, 2011 at 3:09 PM  

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