About Me

January 20, 2010 my life was drastically altered. I gave birth to a miracle baby girl taking me & my husband on a wild ride that has forever changed how we think, view, & respond to life.

Her first 2 years of life have been filled with multiple surgeries, including an open heart surgery as well as a liver transplant. As we approach the 2 year mark, we’re hardly “done”, but we’re adjusting. We welcome prayers & encouragement on her blog: www.lilsophie.wordpress.com

This experience presented many idle hospital hours where I used my time to make hair clips for our little girl who battled to live. I’ve also met numerous families with so many heartbreaking situations.

God has shown me how fragile & quick life is – I plan on using my precious time working to encourage others through the talents He’s gifted me. I now make hair clips, jewelry, art, etc with inspirational messages. I sell them in local shops and online in my Etsy Shop. As you’ll see my pieces often contain text from recycled magazines or greeting cards – encouraging words mostly – things hard to say to others in the midst of their dark place.

Also, please consider becoming an organ donor by registering your gift of life: www.organdonor.gov

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5 responses to “About Me

  • Aunt Dodi

    I cannot tell you how often I think of all of you and the challenges you face each day. I pray most days for Sophie and her parents. The act of love you give is the highest form of giving. Go with God and my prayers.

    • lilsophie

      It’s been a rough year, but we still have much to be thankful for. And we are trying to be hopeful about our future as well. The prayers help tremendously!! Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers.

      Jenny (and Bryce too)

  • June Jacobs

    Hi Jenny: I’m Chuck’s cousin June who lives in New York. I’ve been following Sophie’s progress through Pat, but she hasn’t posted any updates on Facebook for what seemed like a long while, so I got worried and this morning I googled Sophie’s name. And your blog came up.

    I hope things are going well for all of you. I’ve been praying so hard that she will get well. I know folks say G-d doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle, but no parents should ever have to go through what you and Bryce have endured.

    Wishing you all only the best.

    • lilsophie

      Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement. Your right, some days are hard to handle. But it doesn’t take long – just a trip to the Children’s hospital – to put things into perspective. There are so many families in such worse situations.
      I’m super behind on updating the blog, hopefully I’ll catch up this weekend. Sophie has been doing well lately. She will still need to have surgeries every 3 months for the next few years. Even though her imminent danger of fatality is over, the surgery days are getting harder on us because she’s becoming more aware as she’s aged. She’s now able to express fear and doesn’t understand why her parents continually hand her over to medical staff that inflict pain. So we really appreciate all the prayers, support, & encouragement we receive as this journey may have slowed but is far from over. On a good note, Sophie is extremely playful, loves to giggle, smile, and enjoys being silly. It makes my heart rejoice to see her with such a fun filled spirit about her even though she’s endured so much. Thanks again! You really have no idea how much we appreciate your outreach & concern for our family! Check back again for some updates. 😉

    • lilsophie

      I meant to tell you to check Sophie’s blog for updates. It can be found here: http://lilsophie.wordpress.com/

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