Oct 2, 2012

We're off to Florida!


Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!!
This little girl is off to the most magical place on earth!  


She has been doing the happy dance all week.  
Tonight she finished opening all of the gifts from Make A Wish. 
She loves the barbie car... a lot.  
I need to take a picture of all the gifties. Someday.


Is she not the cutest little Minnie Mouse eared darlin' you've ever seen!?  
I can't wait for her to meet Minnie in person and all of the princesses. She will be in Heaven, and so will the rest of us.  My kids are NEVER going to be the same after this vacation I can feel it. 

Buckle Up for an onslaught of blogs about Mia's Wish Trip.  
You are about to be inundated... fair warning. :-)

70 comments:

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Oh have the best time ever! You all, especially Mia, deserve the magical vacation you are about to have!!!

Stefenie said...

I know you will all have the most amazing time in Florida. We talk about ours all the time and how we wish we could experience the magic all over again. Enjoy GKTW!!!

Hilary and Eric said...

Oh sweet Mia we love you!!!!! xoxo The Thompsons

Noelle said...

Reading this post tonight, knowing how this story will end, my heart breaks. I love you Mimi and will keep your little Mia in my heart always.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I just wanted to add my heartfelt prayers and love for all your family is enduring. I do not want to imagine the pain you are feeling. I am TRULY sorry!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Friend and old high school classmate of Deena's. I have been following Mia's story for just a week. I truly feel what you are going thru. My grandaughter was born in Feb with two heart defects. One was Transposition of the Great Vessels and the other was an artery that was way to short to attach properly after the switch surgery. They used Minna's own tissue to repair that. We nearly lost her in the days following the day that they had her on and off bypass for 8 hrs. She survives and thrives. I really really wish the same for Mia. I'm so sorry! You all are in my prayers today. Right at the top of my list.

Sarah said...

I am truly sorry for what your family is going through. I have followed your family and your beautiful daughter. Please know your sweet family is in our prayers! Sending a lot of love and strangth your way!!

kaitlin said...

sending so many prayers your way.

Traci Bulkley said...

Sending prayers and loves to you all.

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Anonymous said...

Praying so hard for your family and kiddos right now!! ♥ you all!!!

Kerrigan said...

So sorry for everything your family is going through.praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Jackie said...

Praying for your family.

Jackie

Anonymous said...

Mimi and family -

This is Maroo from the DISboards. I am just devastated by the news about Mia. I am so thankful that your family is grounded in the Lord as I know that is the only thing that can redeem this heartache.

Many, many people are praying for you guys!!

In Chriat,
Mary Blaine

Laura said...

I've followed your story for quite a while as I have a son with heart challenges as well.

My heart just breaks for you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Eliza said...

You don't know me but I found your blog through my cousin Noelle. I've been crying and praying all morning for your family. It's been one year this week that I lost my little girl with a heart defect. I know your family will see great miracles and have angels minister to you. My children have had their sister visit in the night. It's so hard to let our children go but you'll see she won't go very far. Our family will continue to pray for you in the days and weeks ahead.

Anonymous said...

Your family is always in my prayers but even more right now! May God's loving arms hold you tightly! Love and prayers From Colorado!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm from disboards and just heard the news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

Kerry and Chris said...

Hoping and praying you can find peace and comfort during this new trial. Know that there are thousands of s praying for your Family.

Kristy said...

I just read the KSL story and I wanted to find you and say I'm so so sorry and will keep you in my prayers! I can't imagine the heartbreak you must be facing. As often as I can remember I will say a little prayer for you and hope your family can find peace and comfort through this.

Natasha said...

From one family who prepares to say goodbye to a daughter to another, my heart is with you tonight. I hope you may find comfort and peace in the days and months ahead.

LeMira said...

Just one more voice telling you that I'm praying for your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog for a couple of years. I have come to love Mia and your cute family so much. I am so sorry for the heartache you are experiencing. My prayers are with you all. Mia has touched so many.

Kelli said...

Reading this post just breaks my heart Mimi. As I am sure it will break yours over and over. I wish I could take your pain away even for a few minutes. Both (Bridgers brothers) my sons had heart defects and had heart surgery when they were really little, I remember that pain and now you have this. I would take your pain if it could give you some relief. Hugs and Prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your lost. She was such a beautiful little girl....... And I know this time is so devastating for your entire family. May she rip, and may God give you all comfort. She had 4 short but happy years. I have watched the videos.... I could not stop crying as I will never understand the pain of loosing a child. I also pray for the donors mother as well. Unforseen occurrences befall us all, and for you all too soon. She Is in Gods memory. And you two are such.wonderful, strong, and brave parents. My prayers will continue to be with all who knew this loving, adorable, and amazing miracle. She was a fighter and she fought to the end.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your lost. She was such a beautiful little girl....... And I know this time is so devastating for your entire family. May she rip, and may God give you all comfort. She had 4 short but happy years. I have watched the videos.... I could not stop crying as I will never understand the pain of loosing a child. I also pray for the donors mother as well. Unforseen occurrences befall us all, and for you all too soon. She Is in Gods memory. And you two are such.wonderful, strong, and brave parents. My prayers will continue to be with all who knew this loving, adorable, and amazing miracle. She was a fighter and she fought to the end.

Allison said...

I know my words cannot heal the pain you feel, but please know that your family has touched me by your strength, faith and courage. Mia left a footprint on this earth that will live on. I pray that the many memories you have will stay bright in your mind and bring comfort to your heart. May you be blessed with peace and comfort.

Jamie Newman said...

I am so sorry. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing family. God bless you.

Dean and Rachel said...

Praying for you and your family Mimi!!!

Shell J said...

I have followed your blog for a few years now. I have loved seeing Mia grow and thrive. I am so, so very sorry that you have to go through this at this time. I lost my youngest son a week ago. The pain is beyond words, but I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ we can be comforted and that He can help us heal. My prayers are with you!

Michelle L said...

Mimi I Have Followed Your Story The Last Few Days Via A Friend Through Facebook I Myself A Heart Mom Read Your A Heart Valve Donor Recipient As Is My 14 Month Old Son Reyden His 1 Year Anniversary Of Receiving His New Valve Is October 10th In A Few Days..... My Heart Breaks For You Mimi & Your Family During This Difficult Time I Pray For You & Your Family That God Will Help You Find Peace & Understanding During This Difficult Time May Mia Be At Peace In The Kingdom Of Heaven & Know That Someday You Will Reunite With Your Beautiful Angel Mia May You Hold The Beautiful Memories Of Her Life Close & Find Peace In Your Soul Loosing A Child Can Never Be Easy Knowing She Will Be At Peace In Heaven With Our Lord God Bring You Peace In Your Heart I Will Continue To Pray For You & Your Beautiful Family May God Be Your Light <3 From One Heart Mom To Another<3
Michelle Lozano
San Antonio,Tx

About Quality Surfacing said...

Hi John
This Is Jaren from Graham. I saw your story on KSL. It is interesting to see what you have been up too this long time.
I am sorry for your family trials. I have 5 kids myself. The oldest is 9. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to go through what you have been through with your family.

Take care Bethel Brave!
Life is a short time. Your family will be whole again.

-Jaren F.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I heard your story on ksl last night and my heart broke for your family. I just wanted to let you know your family is in my prayers. I hope that you find comfort at this difficult time.

Mary said...

I just learned of your story this weekend, and am so sad and sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Praying for God's blessing and comfort now and always.

((heart hugs))

Mary Brown
Michigan

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of years now. My son is Mia's age. My heart is breaking for you right now. I am so sorry.

hazel and ej said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been a follower of Mia ever since. My little boy is also a heart transplant recipient.
We will be praying for your family's strength and peace now and forever.
May God's healing hands of comfort be with you all.

Ricky and Chelsey said...

From a total stranger, your family and sweet girl have touched my life today. I am so, so sorry. Your beautiful family is in my heart and prayers.

JJ said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I grieve for you and your children. It must be so devastating to them to lose their sister. And the sorrow you must feel is beyond words. Please know that you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted in this time of grief and sorrow and may heavenly Father and his Son watch over you all.

Kathleen said...

Many prayers are being offered for all of you from East Texas. As the mother of a son born with critical aortic stenosis, your story has touched me deeply. May you find peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for your family in this time of sadness! I have fallen in love with your "little ray of sunshine" as well as all your kiddo's and truly enjoy your blog. May all your memories carry you all through this difficult time and may you find comfort knowing Heaven received a "one of a kind" very special anglel!Hugs and love from Montana! Lisa Henry

Tiffanie BV said...

Praying for your sweet family today.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. What a beautiful little girl - this is so, so sad. I'm so sorry.
Beth

Anonymous said...

When I say I will pray for you, it is because it is the most powerful thing I know how to do to help your family, He knows your feelings, your wants, your needs. May you find peace at this time.

Neysa said...

I am a fellow heart mom who has unfortunately just discovered your family this week. I have been in tears all weekend over Mia.

Her beautiful soul just shines through her smile.

We are Praying.

Anonymous said...

I have such a heavy heart for your family. Prayers from Colorado!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all peace and comfort at this time. You are all in our prayers. I have followed your blog since Mia was tiny and am sending as much comfort and peace as possible.

firefly said...

So very sorry that Mia passed. What a precious child of God she was. I can not imagine the pain you are in. My heart aches for your loss. Praying that you feel God's comfort in the days ahead. Mia's story has touched so many people. She will live on forever in the hearts of everyone who met her or heard her story. Hugs!! Sarah C.O.L.E'S Prayer Team www.colesfoundation.org

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Many heartfelt prayers are coming your way. I pray that the Lord wraps you in His infinite peace and love, during this difficult time.

gifford said...

What a beautiful little daughter you have! How wonderful that she has you all as her family - it is so evident that there is great love here. I picture her wrapped in our Savior's arms! I hope you also feel His loving arms around you in the coming days and that peace and comfort surrounds your sweet family. Thank you for sharing Mia with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Mia has touched so many peoples lives. I am so very sorry. Prayers from another Heart Mom, Shannon

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry, and send my deepest sympathies. People are praying for you in Europe. May God comfort your family at this most difficult time.

Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry for the loss of your little girl. We heard about Mia's story from a friend on Facebook. What a special and beautiful child. Her story has truly touched our hearts. You have a very special family, and your strength and courage is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing Mia's story. We will be praying for your family.
The Robinsons

bizzymomma said...

Praying for your family. May God grant you peace now and in the future. Your little girl has touched many lives. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

I met your precious family while experiencing my first clinical rounds at All Children's on Friday. I cannot tell you how so very sorry I am for what has happened. Your precious Mia has left an imprint on my heart and I will never forget her. I pray each and every day for all of you. It was an honor to be there with you in your dark hour. My heart goes out to each of you.

Anonymous said...

I read your story on KSL and was absolutely heartbroken for your sweet family. I, too, have a 4 year old daughter and know how wonderful that age is. I know that right now, there is nothing anyone can say or do to take your suffering away. But just know that your family is in my prayers. I hope you can find peace in this hard time.

Anonymous said...

Mia is indeed in Heaven now. So sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and friends.

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for your sweet family & to come to the blog & see Mia's bright, shining smile as she was preparing to meet Mickey & Minnie makes the whole thing even more surreal. Know that in the difficult days, weeks & months ahead I will be thinking about & praying for you family.

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Oh sweet Mia! My heart breaks for your family. I just now learned of their terrible terrible loss. Oh sweet Mia...

Anonymous said...

There are just no words. My love and prayers are with each of you.

cici said...

Thank you. Thank you for being such wonderful Parents to an Angel. Thank you for sharing her on your blog, thank you for making everyone aware of organ donation.
You are my Heros.
May God Bless and keep you close and lift the darkness.
Mia wants so much for you to be happy. I know she and Jacob are now Besties.
{{{{ Huge Hugs}}}}}

The McOmie Six said...

Mimi,
I saw your story on ksl and immediately started to cry. I am so sorry for your loss.
Our son, Carter, was born with a congenital heart defect. He was 5 and had had a heart transplant in December 2011. He got sick and went into cardiac arrest on August 10 due to rejection of the transplant. We took him off of life support August 12. My heart breaks for you and your family to know that you are going through similar grief and pain. I'm so sorry for your children and for the big hole you have in your family.
I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I am here if you ever need to talk or cry or get angry.
I hope that you can find peace, understanding and redefinition. I pray for your family to have a closeness to our Father in Heaven that will give you these things.
Your little girl was so so beautiful and seemed to love life just like Carter.
I wish that there were words to send you my feelings.
Lots of love and prayers,
Jessica McOmie
staylers_hunny@yahoo.com
carter-mason.blogspot.com

Wendy Wells said...

So sorry for your loss. I've followed your story for awhile. I wish your Disney trip had turned out different. A close friend, after taking her son off of ECMO for HLHS, said she finally understood true love when she came to that decision. Giving him back to Heavenly Father until her and her husband had that chance. Your family are in our prayers. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mimi -

I work at All Children's and came across your precious Mia on my shift. I'm the one who was washing her hair when you came in. I remember you commented how long her hair was and we all agreed. I froze and couldn't think of any words of comfort to offer in the moment, before you left to make a phone call. I've been thinking of Mia and your family often ever since, and while there still aren't words of comfort strong enough to ease your pain, I hope my prayers and the prayers of so many others is a comforting thought down the road. Keeping your family in my heart and praying for peace in yours.

Vendt said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your family--as well as sweet Jacob's family. I can not imagine the pain and sadness you must be enveloped in at this time. May you be surrounded by love and support--and may that love bring you light in these incredibly dark days. My love and prayers to each of you.

Jessica said...

I've been following your blog for several years now, and I'm so so so sorry for your loss.

Hugs from Chicago

Shana Eberhard said...

I met you once about 4 years ago through my friend JoDee. Ever since then I've been following the story of your incredibly beautiful family. My heart hurts for you and my prayers include you all everyday since I heard about your loss. Your Mia has changed my outlook on life and the kind of mother I want to be to my precious ones. Mia has changed the lives of so many and I am so grateful. May Heavenly Father comfort you and your family.

Jessica Makuh said...

I heard about Mia on the news and have kept your family in my thoughts and prayers ever since. My daughter will be 4 on October 24th and she has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. It just so happens we will be at Walt Disney World the week of her birthday on Lauren's Make-A-Wish Trip. Mia and your family will be on our minds the entire time. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Cannot get your family and your sweet Mia off my mind. So sorry for your loss....may you find peace through a loving Father in Heaven

Anonymous said...

This is my first time reading your blog. I want to offer my condolences and also mention how prophetic your comment "She will be in Heaven" was that you wrote on October 2nd about Mia's trip to Disney. In fact, everything you said under that last photo was. . .

Marcia

The Kings said...

I can't stop reading what you wrote under that last photo. I'm so sorry about what happened. I wish I could take your pain away. My son Noah passed away on 8th Oct 2011 and my husband passed away 3 1/2 months later. I hate to think others are going through what I am. I hope the fog starts to lift for you soon.