Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Touched by an Angel

Today I’m taking a respite from writing about Grace’s condition. Instead I wanted to write about all those who have been touched by Gracie and the overwhelming support we have received. Not only has she had a profound effect on our life, it’s heartwarming to hear how Gracie has impacted the lives of so many others. For many, Gracie has been a daily reminder to cherish the ones you love and to keep the trials of life in perspective.  

For Holly and I, it’s the comfort of knowing we have so much support that helps us cope with the daily challenges. It has been very moving for us to have so many people offer their assistance during this trying time. Even though we may not always reach out seeking help, knowing it’s only a phone call away is reassuring.

If you haven’t already done so, we invite you to come over and meet Gracie. You’re bound to fall in love with her the moment you run your fingers through her soft silky hair and look into those deep blue eyes. Her innocence will remind you of all the beautiful things in life.

We thank you again for all your love and support. I hope you will share in the love that Gracie has brought to so many.


  1. Oh my goodness, you took the words right out of my heart. I feel in love with Gracie the moment I saw her! She was especially beautiful yesterday with her gorgeous blue eyes so alert and her lovely voice cooing and those sweet baby noises she was making. We feel so blessed to have you as neighbors and friends. Gracie has so enriched our lives. Thank you for sharing her with us!

  2. You don't know me, I'm a friend of Alli and Dan Haskill. I just want you to know how touched I am by the three of you. She's a beautiful little girl. Linda Matheis

  3. I'm also a good friend of Ali & Dan Haskill (they are my little girl's Godparents). I think your little Gracie is just the sweetest thing ever & she has the best hair! Thanks for sharing your story. It sure has made me think about the little things much more. :o)

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I so appreciate you sharing your story. Your Gracie is such an amazing, strong, beautiful girl that is so full of love! Know that Gracie feels your love completely! I am keeping all of you in my prayers!

    ~Mary Fitzpatrick