Yearly Archives: 2011

Prayers for my niece Raven.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just […]

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November 27, 2011 - 1:34 am

Jessica Robinson - Amanda,
I will be sharing this page to the group, “United by Spina Bifida”..and sharing on my own wall. I will do whatever it takes to try to help. I am so sorry to hear this news. I guess all we can do is pray, and I have seen this sweet little girl in your blog before. I knew who you were talking about when I first read “Raven”..please tell your family I am praying, and constantly thinking of all of you guys. Let me know if there is anything at all I can do, and I REALLY do mean that! *HUGS*

November 27, 2011 - 9:33 am

Gian Carlo - Im am so very heart broken every time I see children go through hardship and I know that God is love and fair and has incredible plans for us all. Yet my heart still cries and I am filled with confusion. I know that you and your family are incredible people and I believe that this is part of something beautiful that is to come. A super Natural Miracle and I will pray for you guys and for this beautiful little girl, who I had the pleasure to meet once. Stay strong and I hope that Christmas bring all its gifts as miracles, healing and rejoice in all of you, amen.

November 28, 2011 - 6:48 pm

melanie pitts - Amanda,
I am praying for Raven and her sweet family. We know the trials she will face, but we are faithful that she will pull through. I swear, these kids show more strength and determination than even the strongest warriors. I am here if you guys ever need someone to talk to about her diagnosis/treatment, etc. Love and Hugs of HOPE

giving thanks.

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” ~Unknown I suppose if there’s any year I should write about being thankful it is this one. I have to admit it’s tough sometimes not to think of the long list of tough times that have happened to our family the last few years but […]

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I imagine some of you may have been missing my newborn photography. Life has been busy. I recently had the opportunity to photograph a sweet 8 day old little boy named Matthew. He was so precious and new. I have this feeling you all will enjoy a peak into some of his first moments along […]

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Double digits.

It’s been a busy few weeks since the last time I wrote on my blog. So I suppose a bit of an update is overdue. First, my baby boy is finally showing an interest in writing. I’ve tried several times this year but he’s always been disinterested in coloring or writing and if he’d join […]

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November 20, 2011 - 11:51 pm

Rachel Mayer - Happy or Sad your blogs make me cry! You amaze me Amanda.

December 5, 2011 - 10:23 am

Sylvia Huntley - I’m one of your students

Hi Amanda: You have a beautiful family! As I look through your pictures, I just realized I don’t take enough pictures of my son. I must start doing that now.

Thanks for sharing!

August 29, 2018 - 3:16 pm

IQRAWPQBNKMKANSEK - I have not checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it friend :)

2011 Walk-N-Roll highlights

“Spina Bifida shouldn’t be something scary, sad, foreign, or feared as one would fear a death sentence. And yet every parent who is hears “I’m so sorry -there is something wrong – your baby has Spina Bifida” feels those things. Every pregnant mother who is left with the decision on whether or not to terminate […]

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October 30, 2011 - 7:45 am

Suzanne McKee - Amanda,
In your touching and beautiful photography and honest expression of feelings, you have done so much already for increasing the awareness and beauty of this very special spina bifida community. I have no words to tell you how much it means to me, one of Chance’s privileged nurses,to see the difference you, Chance, and your family have made in such a short time. We don’t always choose what life gives us but we can make it special. “The Big Man” doesn’t waste anything! God bless you and yours always. Suzanne

October 30, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Connie Bristow - Amanda–great job with the walk yesterday. I was proud to be a part of the inaugural Spina Bifida walk. It was fun, even if it was raining, maybe even more because it was raining. You should be proud of yourself. I wanted to let you know my friends that contributed: John, Denise Fisher, Jen & Brian Berry, Ana Alves, Dr. Law, Shandra Crummey. I am glad it was so sucessful. But of course the star was Chance. We all love him!

June 16, 2018 - 7:39 pm

Leah - This brings back memories of our first SB fundraising event. Laurel was about six months old and it was a hot day so we didn’t bother with coats. I spent the day helping SHINE our local SB charity raise money. It was a good day.

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