Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tiny Angel

Ella Jo Krumwiede was such an inspiration to Ryan and I. I still can't believe that she is gone....it still doesn't feel real. She was our whole life and I never knew how a tiny little baby could teach us so much about love, hope and faith in such a short amount of time.

She was born premature and was a very sick little baby, but she was such a fighter, a little feisty at times, and full of love. We want our little girl's memory to help other babies and families who have to spend many hours, days and weeks inside a hospital waiting, praying and hoping to bring their baby home someday. We want to help make their stay a little more like home. We were so blessed to have family and friends help us along our long scary journey but some babies aren't so lucky.

Ryan and I are full of ideas of things that we wished we had while in the hospital to help make things a little easier. We just hope that we can bring a smile to a mother's face after she has been up all night by her baby's bedside or make a dad laugh after he has cried all day long.

Ella was our little girl, her daddy's peanut, and her mommy's love. She liked to wiggle her toes, squeeze her daddy's finger, let her mommy kiss her feet, peek out at her nurses, dance to Twinkle Twinkle, cuddle sweetly with her mommy, gaze into her daddy's eyes, be spoiled by 4 uncles, keep the doctors guessing, and knew how loved she was by her grandmas and grandpas. Our little baby is now our little angel in heaven...and she probably is still dancing to Twinkle Twinkle.

If you want to bring smile to our face and joy to our hearts, ask us about our sweet little Ella Jo. Nothing brings more happiness to us then talking about our memories of her short little life. We know that starting an organization in her honor is going to be a slow process and not happen over night. But we still want to do what ever we can for other little babies who are in the NICU. That is what Ella would have wanted us to do.

She was only here for a short time (83 days to be exact) but we hope her memory will live forever in the help we provide to other little ones.

3 comments:

Kristin @ The Krumwiede 6 said...

Ryan and Taryn-
Please let us know in what ways we can help with this wonderful cause...Ella is so proud of the two of you... you two are amazing...

Again, please let us know how we can help.

Kelli said...

Ryan and Taryn,
I think it is so wonderful that you are starting a foundation in Ella's memory. We would love to help out in any way you need so please keep us posted.

Matt, Kelli, & Mariah Hillerud

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Taryn & Ryan,

What a perfect way to honor Ella. I am sure she is smiling down on you two and is so proud of the strength that you two have!

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help as you start this amazing foundation.

Lisa

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