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Friday, January 10, 2014

Hannah Picture Montoge

Walking at the park the week before we had to come to Little Rock. The whole Boles family! Hannah updating her caringbridge website! Hannah loving Grandma's Pooh Bear! Jackson and Hannah enjoying a basket ride at home! Trying to get the kids attention for a picture. They snap too! Hannah and her oncologist, Dr. Saylors. Hannah enjoying the computer while receiving her chemo. Dr. Baker and Allison with Hannah after radiation at Carti! Hannah walking with her new tie-dye braces. Hannah is blowing a kiss to everyone! ACH, Festival of the Stars picture.

Here are a few of the pictures from before and during Hannah's Journey.
She is truly missed.
Even though it has been over 5 years...it still seams like yesterday that she was in my arms.
I miss my baby girl and it's hard to believe that she would be a 6 year old .

WE LOVE YOU HANNAH BANNA!!!

6.17.2010 (last caringbridge update)

Written Jun 17, 2010

To those of you who still visit Hannah's caring-bridge, I thought I would up date one last time. I "think" this will be my last post!

If you want to keep up with us and Hannah's HOPE you can stay up to date by viewing our website and blog as well as joining our cause (Hannah's HOPE) on Facebook!

www.hhopef.org

It seems as if I am only doing up dates every 6 months. December 2nd, is Hannah's Heavenly Birthday and June 15 is Hannah's earthly birthday. She would now be 3 years old. That is pretty crazy to think about.

Our whole family misses Hannah so very much. Not a day goes by that she is not thought about. That little girl of ours had a HUGE impact on so many people and still does to this day.

Hannah's HOPE Foundation is growing and growing, it is uterly amazing to see the growth that has happen with her foundation in just a year and a half. We have been blessed and able to assit many families in need. It is astonishing too see what Hannah's HOPE is becoming!

Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

Our hearts are still heavy with sadness because are baby girl is not with us, but we do our best to not be selfish but to have joy in knowing that she is in a much better place. We still have that peace that comforts our heart and gets us through every day. We hope to see Hannah again and live with her for eternity.

"May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as your trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

We LOVE you Hannah Banna and can't wait until we are together again up in the clouds!

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Keep the Faith!

12.2.2009

Written Dec 2, 2009 
  One year ago today, Hannah received her angel wings. It is hard for me to believe that a year has now gone by with out Hannah. It just seems like yesterday we were all home together being our happy family doing things that normal families do. Then the indescribable happens, it is amazing how in an instant things can get turned upside down and how your lives journey can take another path. Cancer is awful and what it does to these children is terrible.

We are now copping and learning how to be a family without Hannah here on this earth. We incorporate her in everyway possible and Jackson talks about her all the time. We are figuring out our new “normal” life and walking down our new path with Jesus lighting the way.

We are doing are fair share of grieving. We are NOT letting grief define who we are but we are simply letting God define who we are. We are together putting one foot in front of the other and being thankful for all the things we had, all the things we are, and for all the things that are yet to come.

"Rise and go; your faith has made you well." 
Luke 17:19

We miss Hannah like crazy! I still look back into the rear-view mirror when driving, thinking that she should be there in her car seat. But with God’s grace he has given us the strength to make it through each day and we glorify him every step of the way. Whether, it is through our daily life or through Hannah’s HOPE Foundation we have felt God comforting us, giving us strength, and putting the right people in our path when we need them at that very moment in time.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:19-22

We are following God’s plan for us.

Two weekends ago we were invited to attend the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Memorial Service for the Oncology patients/families. It was a very emotional day, but the service was beautiful. There was a slide show of all the children, we lit a candle in memory of Hannah, a lovely couple told us about their story of loosing their daughter, and an amazing choir sang Where Joy and Sorrow Meet. The words of that song are touching. The verse stood out to Jon and I.

There is a place where hope remains
In crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet
Where joy and sorrow meet

Just to think, all our tears that we have shed and will shed are falling on Jesus’ feet. He is our savior, without him, we would be lost. Through him our Faith has withstand the grief of loosing Hannah, he has given us HOPE and in that we are reassured that we will soon see Hannah again! How we long for that day to come, Jackson even tells us he is ready to go to Heaven to see Hannah. Our treasures are in heaven not on this earth!

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about the things we cannot see.”   Hebrews 11:1

We again want to thank everyone for thinking about us, those we know and those we have yet to meet, Thank YOU! This past 16 months have been a whirlwind and with your love and prayers we have truly felt your support. Thank you for keep us in your prayers. Also, please keep Hannah’s HOPE Foundation in your prays as we continue to grow. (www.hannahshopefoundation.org)

Keep the Faith!

9.28.2009

Written Sep 28, 2009
 
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and Hannah's HOPE as been showing our support and spreading the word that kids get cancer too!

We have been so blessed this month by so many people. Each of our events have been a success and each event has been better than I could have ever imagined!

We have been at Jump!Zone for the kids to play, we had a golf tournament, a Gala, a 5K run/walk and hot wing eating contest, and we finished the month off with a kids carnival! Each and every event was amazing. The support from each and every individual who has contributed has been astounding.

The name Hannah's HOPE is getting around, people are hearing about us and that is great! We have been on the radio advertising our events, advertisments in the newspapers, and even Hannah's Story was in a local magazine, Peekaboo.

September has been a success!

I am so proud of how Hannah's HOPE is developing. The need is there to help other families that have kids with cancer. We have already helped over 10 families since March; enabling these families to be with their children while battling this disease. We are receiving 2-3 new applications a month. The need is there and these families need our support!

"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act." Proverbs 3:27

We miss Hannah like crazy, it seems like it was just yesterday that she was our healthy, happy baby girl. I can't believe that this time last year we were at Arkansas Children's Hospital watching Hannah receive her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, having surgery after surgery fighting for her life. Such a brave girl she was.

I think about all the kids who get newly diagnosed each day and all the kids that we have had the pleasure to meet who are fighting for their lives. I pray each and every day for all the kids I know and the ones I don't know who have been stricken with this terrible disease! We are doing everything within our power to make a difference and to help these kids and their families.

I ask you...... Are you doing your part?

All in all September has been an amazing super busy month and we have been blessed. We have seen God's amazing hands in each and every event we have done this month and we are excited to start planning for our future events and our 2nd Annual events next year!

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."
Psalm 126:3



Below is the link to the slide show of Hannah's Journey we played at the Gala!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIOAs1kFDvI

***I also updated the blog with pictures form our September events...so go to the website and view the blog!

www.hannahshopefoundation.org

8.5.2009

Written Aug 5, 2009
 
  08.05.08

This day is the day that we were told that Hannah had cancer.
A year ago today our lives took a new path and this day will never be forgotten.

I can't believe a year has gone by since Hannah's journey started. At 13 1/2 months old she was so brave and strong, she fought as hard as she could for four months. I think about how long those four months seemed while we lived in the hospital and all the up and downs we in countered along the way. How we were always as positive as we could be and highly optimistic; even though kids diagnosed with AT/RT have a mere 10% survival rate.
We give all of the praise to God for making those 4 months bareable and giving us the strength and guiding us to make the right decisions for Hannah.

Hannah touched many people in her short life. I have heard stories how she has impacted peoples lives who never had a chance to meet her. I think about the impact she has had on my life. I treasure ever second of every day that she was on this earth and I am so anxious to see her again in Heaven.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4

This path we have been on is not an easy one. It is something that I wish know one had to go through. It just breaks my heart thinking of all the kids, 12,400 U.S. Children, this year that will be diagnosed with cancer. They each will encounter many chemotherapy treatments, radiation, sickness, scans, tests, pokes, tears, life style changes, and their families will have to adjust to a new way of life.
And out of that 12,400 children, statics says that 2,500 children will die from cancer. There are many more families going through a similar situation as we have then you would think. Please keep them in your thoughts a prayers.

"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:17-18

We appreciate each and every one of you that has followed us during Hannah's journey, all the many prayers, and the encouraging words. We ask that you continue to pray for our family and the wonderful ministry that we have been called to do with Hannah's HOPE Foundation. We are helping families who are going down a similar path as we did with Hannah.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awarness Month and we are hosting many events to helps spread that word that kids get cancer too and to raise money to help support Arkansas families that have children with cancer.

Blessings to you ALL!
Keep the Faith!
-Tiffany, Jon, & Jackson

6.2.2009

Written Jun 2, 2009
 
Six months ago today, Hannah went to Heaven. It sometimes feels like yesterday and then other times it feels has if it has been years since I have held my baby girl.

I felt like I should up date the caringbridge today and let everyone know how things are going with us. All in all I think we are doing good. I am staying super busy with Hannah's HOPE Foundation and trying to keep up with Jackson. Jon is back to work and then when he gets some free time he is enjoying his motorcycle. Jackson is Great! He keeps us going and he is always putting a smile on our faces. He is in t-ball right now and enjoying every minute of it, escpecially when he is in the out field when he can roll around in the grass.

It is amazing to me at all the lives that Hannah has touched. Hannah is still touching the lives of people today. It has only been 6 months and Hannah's HOPE is already a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation and we have helped 3 families. We were informed last week that we now have a corporate sponser. We will have an event this August and then our goal is to do something every week in September. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and we want to spread the word. Kids get cancer too and they need our help!

Hannah would be celebrating her 2nd birthday on the 15th of this month. We plan to take balloons to the graveside like we did at her funeral. I think Jackson will be happy with celebrating Hannah's special day this way, we may do cupcakes too.

We just want to thank everyone for their continued love, support, and prayers. This road we are traviling is not an easy one but by the Grace of God we are Comforted.

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

Keep the Faith

2.6.2009

Written Feb 6, 2009 
I want to let everyone know that things are well. I am staying super busy working on Hannah's HOPE Foundation. It is a ton of work and I am in the process of getting the foundation to be non-profit status. I am excited that soon I will be able to share with you all the wonderful things that we have in store for the foundation and all the people we hope gets blessed in return.
Thank you for all your support and prayers.

I have two special prayer requests.

First, Miss Riley. She was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma at age 7. We meet her at Carti when Hannah was receiving her radiation. She is an awesome girl and a strong fighter. She has recently had pneumonia and has taken a turn for the worse. Riley is now in the PICU at ACH and is on the ventilator to help her breath. Please check out her website and pray, pray, pray for Riley and her family.
www.caringbridge.org/visit/rileylentz

Also, I have been informed of a precious little girl named Cora. She is 11 months old and as been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Cora is in the PICU at a hospital in Kansas. I believe she is having her second surgery today and is already having chemotherapy treatments. Her parents have a lot of Faith. Cora's mom's blog posts remind me a lot of mine when Hannah was in the hosptial. Please pray for Cora and that she will be healed.
http://themcclenahans.blogspot.com/

Please pray for these girls to be healed!

"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven." Matthew 18:19

Thank you and Keep the Faith!