Sunday, October 3, 2010

Several weeks ago I wrote a post that mentioned Faith's favorite books are from the How Do Dinosaurs series. In a serendipitous turn of events, a reader (and author, see her books here) who happens to read this blog also happens to be friends with the author of the How Do Dinosaurs series, Jane Yolen. Within a few hours I received a lovely e-mail from both authors. A week later a package arrived at our door filled with dinosaur goodies (books, a DVD, stuffed animal, etc). Last week when Faith was in the hospital, another package arrived, this time it was the just released How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud? book, signed by Ms. Yolen herself.

The teacher in me was ecstatic to have an autographed copy from such a celebrated author. The mom in me was touched that someone whom we've never met reached out and made our little girl's day.

Here's a pic of Faith "roaring" with her new dino friends.







As it turned out we were on the cutting edge of learning how dinosaurs laugh and we're on the verge of hearing Faith's. When she laughs we definitely hear more air behind it, but it's still a work in progress. For now she's enjoying ROARING with her new dino stuff, and we're loving every minute of it.

A special thank you to Margaret, Heidi, and Ms. Yolen for helping bring out our little dino's laugh.

Jen & CO.

PS: In my excitement I forgot to mention Faith's breathing, which has greatly improved since my last post. It's not perfect, but it's livable. The coming weeks will be telling as Faith is coming off of heavy doses of steroids, which have a history of masking some her her underlying issues.

17 comments:

janeyolen said...

We are so pleased to be part of Faith's upcoming laughter. We being my daughter Heidi and me.

Give that precious child a hug from her dinoNana.

Jane Yolen

Lisa said...

What a sweet blessing. Praying for Faith.

Michelle said...

This just touches me to the core, and the picture of her smiling is priceless.

Daryl & Sara said...

Sending a ROAR from Virginia!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen that was so precious! Yay for faith! We will keep praying that she continues to do well coming off of the steroids. All our love!

Katie, John and Lj

Margaret O'Hair said...

Jen, Jen, Jen, Jen, Jen. . . . isn't Jane Yolen wonderful? She has a huge heart for children. My class enjoys her dinosaur books as well.

I am so happy that Faith is better.

Now WHEN are you coming on Facebook (G)?

xoxoxoxoxo!

M

Kelly Lawler said...

Love it!!! We are jealous! Miss you all and think of you often :)
Love,
Kelly, Jake and Lucy

Jen said...

This was a great post! Faith has really good taste in books. As a used to be preschool teacher and a person with a child development degree I have to say I love the dinosaur books too.

Love the smile on Faith's face as well!

Lenka said...

How very cool!! I found your post through Meg and I'm so glad! Best wishes to your beautiful girl. ROAR!

JuliaDeVillers said...

How I love that. What a beautiful smile.

Ayden said...

Oh Jen.... that is way too sweet... I so wish this were as easy for you as it was for us... It's so sad, yet inspiring to see what a strong little girl you have on your hands. (You guys will need to keep a close eye on her in the years to come!!) :) thinking about you guys and praying the good fortune continues.

Anonymous said...

That is just too cool. I love Jane Yolen! She and I went to the same college...

Amy V.

Heidi said...

Thinking of Faith and looking at her picture on our desk.
You keep roaring Faith!
From Dino Auntie Heidi

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