Friday, December 17, 2010

Big News!!

No, I am not pregnant. Just to put it out there :)

I am incredibly excited to share that Isaac's playground is going to be built very soon!!! The construction of our new church building was delayed due to some permit issues. However, those were resolved, and we moved into our new building this fall.

Over the past few weeks, a committee from church has been meeting to discuss Isaac's playground, select equipment, and decide on colors. The distributor we decided to go with was even having a sale on equipment that allowed us to order a structure larger than we had anticipated, which is awesome!

Below is a rendition of what the playground will look like. We are going to order a customized sign as well, and are hoping to add a few benches and maybe a couple of those springy ride-on creatures.

I know it goes without saying that I would much rather have Isaac here than have a playground built in his memory. But... we are so grateful for the generosity of so many people, including many of you readers, to be able to make the construction happen. We are grateful for the opportunity to give something back to our church, and to see it bring joy to so many children, including our precious Eliana, in the years to come. God's provision in this project has been abundant, and we are so thankful!


11 comments:

Anne said...

May it bring you great joy.

Sarah said...

Praise God! That is just awesome, Stacy! So glad that God provided this special way for Isaac to continue to be remembered and for other children to enjoy!

T.S. said...

So excited! I can't wait to bring Waverly to play. :)

Tammy On the Go said...

how wonderful..I hope one day when you hear the laughter of Children it feels your heart with more joy than longing...I hope....

momma betchan said...

yay! what a wonderful tribute.
take care and merry Christmas

Jenny said...

That playground looks SO SO SO fun. It makes me tear up to think about all of the good your son has done for so many people... people he never even got to meet. He's an amazing son, Stacy, and I know you're so proud to be his mommy. :)

Miche said...

This is such great news! I was just brainstorming ways to raise money for MG's scholarship over the coming years.

Love the playground!

AngelsAmid said...

I'm so glad the park will be there to serve as a reminder for Isaac's memory. And to remnind people to have faith in God and he'll get you through anything

Holly said...

Great news!!!

LetterstoClaire said...

That is amazing! Every single child that plays on the playground will have been touche by Issac's life. Very beautiful :)

Megan said...

Stacy,

I've been a frequent reader since before Isaac was born, but have been a bit behind recently. So as I was catching up this morning, I was so excited to hear about Isaac's playground. There was a little "God sighting" through all of this, though, as I've been praying for things to go smoothly with the playground, and a tangible way for Isaac's memory and legacy to touch other families. I'm from Lewisburg, PA....and was so excited to see that Playworld Systems is the playground manufacturer for the equipment that is being installed. Playworld is based in Lewisburg, and I know MANY people whose hands have touched that equipment.

I just thought you might like to know that there's a real connection to my little piece of the world from where so many prayers have been said on your behalf.

Blessings,
Megan