Stories Behind the Signs

"I love you to Mason ... and back"
I am looking for a personalized one for my friend. She lost her six month old baby, Mason, and its coming up on the Anniversary of his passing. Their four year old daughter now says "I love you to Mason...and back." I know when their daughter talks about Mason, it makes them happy. And this saying has become part of their nighttime prayers." I told the customer that my son’s name was Mason, so this really hit home to me.  This was her response: "Oh my gosh...I have tears in my eyes. I can't believe that is your son's name. I looked at hundreds of signs and that’s just confirmation to me that I picked the perfect person to make this!"
"Wind Beneath my Wings"
This is for my aunt, my mom's best friend ... my mom passed away three years ago this month and my aunt has always said that my mom was the wind beneath her wings...My friends bought me the "you are my sunshine" wood sign for Christmas last year ... this came about when I found out my mom had 3-7 days to live...she was in the hospital and the night they told us this I sat at her side with my brother, the aunt the sign is for, her other best friend, and my uncles and just watching her I knew she wouldn't make it till morning. I asked my aunt, who was a nurse, is she was gonna live through the night and she looked at me and said she didn't think so. During then agonizing twelve hours we sat there waiting, I held her hand and rested my head in her side and sang this song to her at the same time praying for a miracle. Unfortunately the miracle didn't happen but she'll always be my sunshine! Needless to say I absolutely love my Sunshine sign and I know my Aunt will LOVE her custom sign as well!
"And Though He Be But Little He is Fierce"
I had Avery on the 10th at 27 weeks. He has been and will be in the NICU for a while. He has a long way to go but he is a fighter. My husband and I both cried at those words on the sign. It's just a hard time and this sign means a lot right now. Thank you for the sign!! Its so fitting for him. He is a fighter!! I hung it yesterday in his hospital room. All the nurses love it. Helps me by looking at that sign that he can do this! Appreciate more than you know.

I think the signs brought us good luck because I got to hold him for the first time today! It's been a month since I had him. Held him for an hour and it was the greatest feeling ever. He did great. Our hope is that he will get to come home for Christmas. Be the best present ever. :)
Avery: A followup!
We came home on January 3rd! Feels great to have him home. He is 6lbs 4oz now. Born at 2 lbs 4oz. He has oxygen on and a monitor for heart rate and oxygen level. Once we get these tubes and wires off him I will send you a picture with signs. Just busy going to doctor appointments right now. Overall he is doing good. I'm hoping the oxygen coming off in the next month or so...

Fast forward to NOW ... He is 10 lbs, off oxygen and doing great!
"If you are scared, FIGHT"
Your signs say so little ... but say so much! Very special ...

My best friend Karri was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June ... two weeks later I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my lungs ... we had a tough end of year last year - hence the signs.

70th Birthday sign
This was done for Dad's 70th birthday, and he was brought to tears! All of the names, dates, places, and phrases have special meaning for our family. The artist, who is a teacher, did such an amazing job!

This was the perfect present and it made Dad's day so special. Even if it had to be celebrated in a hospital room. Thank you!! Dad took a turn for the worse over the weekend and his surgery was more in-depth than expected. He's doing better today. I can't tell you how touched he was by this painting! There wasn't a dry eye in his hospital room when we unveiled it yesterday.
"You are my Sunshine"
I'm really excited to receive this piece as my mother in law passed away in April and she sang this song to 25 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren ... I will hang it proudly in our sun room in honor of Oma.