Monday, October 20, 2008

Building Isaac's Playground

Spencer and I can't thank you all enough for your continued prayers and words of encouragement. As you can imagine, our days are pretty up and down, and obviously there is a wide range of emotions that we each deal with. More than anything, we both just miss Isaac a lot, and are doing the best we can to figure out what life looks like without having our sweet little buddy with us. We could really just use your prayers for God's perfect peace to fill and comfort our hearts.

This past week, I was given a very generous offer to help raise so money for the playground being built in honor of Isaac at our church. Please read the letter below, and if you feel inclined to participate, you are welcome to do so.

Dear Stacy,

I want to let you know how much your story has changed our faith. The story of sweet little Isaac has touched the lives of many and it is NOW that I am wanting to give back. Since getting to know your family better, I truly understand how blessed any child would be to enter into your family. You are a wonderful mother with such a kind heart! I feel that your attitude, determination, and dedication to being a parent will benefit other children in days to come. We are praying every day that it is sooner rather than later! Sweet little Isaac is just precious! I know that with all of us working together, we will build a playground that any child could only dream of.

Your Friend,

Jennifer Bader
Homemade Gourmet Meal

If you would like to help raise money for Issac's playground by participating in the fundraiser, please see these details:
1) Visit Jennifer's website at:
2) You can place an online order with distributor ID: #816211
( All orders placed are shipped to your door) and Isaac's Playground Fund will receive 25% of the total sales!
3) Email your order to Jennifer at:
4) For recipe ideas, please check out Jennifer's blog at:

In addition, you can order one of the following dip chillers for the upcoming holidays! The dip chillers are $15 without a mix, or add a mix and pay $19.50. To order a dip chiller, email your order to Jennifer and she will ship immediately to you! $5 from every dip chiller purchased will be donated to Isaac's Playground Fund.


hennhouse said...

What a GREAT idea!! I'm going to check out Jennifer's site.

Still praying for you.

Cara said...

Stacy - I'm so glad you have a strong support system right now.

Take care of your soul on your up days and your down days.


Anonymous said...

Dear Stacy and Spencer, First, we still have you daily in our prayers. We know how hard these days must be. May you feel some measure of peace.

You are certainly staying busy with great projects and ideas. I can not wait to see Isaac's playground...Much love, Jill

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Keeping you and Spencer in my prayers! I know that Isaac will forever remain in your hearts and on your minds I pray that your days will go by alittle easier soon. May God Bless you will never know how many people Isaac touched!

What a great idea for a fundraiser..I'm going to check out Jennifer's site@!

Anonymous said...

As the days move on and you are still left with trying to process all that has happened and missing Isaace, we are lifting you up in prayer daily. I pray for you and Spencer in my car on the way to work and throughout the day. Praying for comfort and peace. God Bless You

Anonymous said...

Isaace = Isaac, sorry for the typo

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you! You have touched so many people. I know that Isaac is so proud of you!

Liz and Will Timmerman said...

Life does look bleak when having to face it without Isaac with you. All I can say is hold on to your faith, and I pray that you will feel Isaac's presence with you daily. Although you can no longer take care of him on this earth, he is taking care of you and Spencer from heaven. Isaac is your direct line to God, and will be watching over his family until every last member is safe and sound in heaven with him. It has been 8 months since our son Luke went home to Jesus, and I want to give you hope that life will rearrange itself, and it will get easier to get out of bed in the morning. A mother who lost her son when he was 5 years old told me that we should be joyful that we have children in heaven. It's the ones on earth that parents have to worry so much about. We both now have sons in heaven who have reached the ultimate goal and are safe and sound. What more could a parent want for their child? The pain still feels so fresh for me, and hearing your story just rips my heart apart. If words could wrap you in a hug, that would be my intent.

Love and prayers,
Liz & Will Timmerman

Jennifer said...

Please know that we are still thinking of you! Thank you to everyone for your generous support in Isaac's Fundraising Event! Together, we will build the playground of any child's dream....

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

What a great idea....I'm speechless at the timing of this in my and Jim's life. I certainly couldn't have anticipated this need for meals to my door, but here it is. And a solution to benefit Isaac is a wonderful answer. Love you, girl. said...

Been praying for you since I came across your site. Am happy to be able to contribute to Issac's playground with my order.

Kimberly said...

Dear Stacey,
Because you have shared your heart and family with us all, Isaac will live on in all of us. God Bless and Keep You close to Him.
peace in Him,

A friend frm the Nest said...

I just want to say how beautiful your baby boy is. My thoughts are with you daily.

Teresa said...

I don't think I've ever cried so hard as I did reading your story. You are so, so brave and your son is an absolute doll. Thank you for sharing and letting us get to know Isaac a little. He has touched my heart more than words could say. I will keep you in my prayers forever!