Sparrow Song

posted on: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello lovelies. We just got back from 2 weeks of flying and snowy car rides. So sorry for the big gap in posts.

Many of you who have been reading for a while know about my dear friend Jessie Mathis' little baby girl named Sparrow Song. She was born with a congenital heart defect and the doctors told her parents that she would need 3 open heart surgeries by the time she was 3 years old. Her first surgery was in her first week of life and it was very successful. Her second one is scheduled for tomorrow morning Wednesday, December 8th at 7am.

Sparrow is an amazing little girl and has the sweetest little spunky personality. She is 3 months old now. When Sparrow had her first surgery, we all were worried like crazy and prayed our hearts out. This time around it hits so much deeper. Now, I KNOW Sparrow. She's not just my friend's little baby girl anymore, she's nestled her little smile deep inside my heart. I loved her then because she was theirs. Now, I love her because I know her. She is the little sweetie that gives me flirty smirks and lovey blinks when I go to have hang days with her momma. She's the little girl who giggles and coos, talking to everything and anyone who will listen. She loves the colors yellow, orange and red, the color of lions and she totally is a girl of fashion. *wink, wink* She's a little rock star. Her song has been reaching bunches of people since her momma found out she was coming and will continue to kiss their hearts her whole life long.

Please keep Sparrow and the Mathis family in your prayers tomorrow and the next couple of weeks. They are believing that Sparrow will get to be discharged from the hospital and come home for her first Christmas. She recovered from her first surgery with flying colors and we all are praying for an even faster and stronger one this time around. She won't have to have another operation until she is 3 so, this will be a nice long stretch of calm for her and her family once this mountain is conquered.

Jessie will be staying up at the hospital for all of little Song's recovery. She's an amazing and avid vintage crocheting queen and will be keeping her hands and mind busy by filling orders that are grace by old treasured buttons. If you would so wish to place an order or send some encouraging thoughts or prayers to her, visit her blog and drop her a note. Or, send them to me and I'll forward them to her.

Here's a little recap of Sparrow Song's journey
she was born with an amazing little head of silvery blonde hair.
After her surgery. You can see the bandage over her little chest.

last night in the hospital!

First day home. Big brother Noah, meeting for the first time his little sister.

Little cupcake, nothings gonna stop her.

Little woodland babies, Sparrow and Forest

I totally recommend Jess' blog. She sees life in an amazing way and is very inspiring to my own heart. She's been one of my greatest influences and one of my dearest friends since my own adventure into prego/momminess began.
Follow up with her story and thought provoking insights:

Below are some of Jessie's knits. (They start at around$30)

Jessie and baby girl. Sparrow's completely off oxygen and her feeding tube now! Yay!

Helpin' momma.

Thank you guys so much! If you want to spread the word to your friends or post on your blog a little tid bit about miss Sparrow Song, I think that would be AMAZING. I'll keep you updated on my twitter the moments I hear updates from Jessie and her family. Mark, Jessie's husband has a band called Public Radio and has his music available for free download HERE if you want to take a listen. Follow the link and download it for free.

Much Love,


11 thoughts:

  1. Oh my gosh I've followed Sparrows story via the Mathis blog, but today reading this, and with my own beautiful miracle growing inside me (and kicking me like crazy) I feel so emotional! I will have them in my prayers, wishing baby Sparrow a speedy recovery! What a beautiful child she is, so captivating!

  2. Praying for sweet Sparrow and her family today!

  3. I pray they have an amazing story to tell of God's miracles.

  4. I will also definitely be praying for Sparrow Song and her family,please keep us updated.

  5. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts! As a survivor of multiple open heart surgeries as an infant in the 80s, I have utmost confidence that sweet Sparrow will be just fine!! She'll be in my thoughts!!

  6. This tugs at my heart strings. What a thing for such a young little sweetheart to have to endure. Glad to hear the surgery went well! many blessings for a speedy recovery!

  7. Praying Sparrow's recovery is speedy, and that she is well and home before too long. Her beautiful eyes and sweet smile just really imprint themselves on your heart. You are such a wonderful friend, Jess! Any mama out there would be blessed to have you in their corner.

  8. that picture up there of Sparrow in the gray and white onesie, with the oxygen tube, i don't know, something about that just looking at that picture, at that beautiful baby girl, literally made me tear up, which is no easy task! the Lord really has His hand on them.

  9. I will be praying for little Sparrow and her family. I myself, like Sparrow, would be considered a "Miracle Baby." I was born with a heart defect as well, Almost the same as sparrows, and I had to have 4 open heart surgeries, all by the time I was 6yrs old. Everyone needs to keep praying, fighting, and keeping faith. The road won't be easy but with love, God, and prayer..Sparrow can make it through.

  10. I found you via Sometimes Sweet. I was kind of wallowing in being tired this early am, not having had the best date night {the restaurant was lame}, etcetera...
    Reading little Sparrow's {+ her family's} story brought tears to my eyes; made me instantly grateful for my family's health + safety. These pictures are heartbreakingly beautiful; the entire family will be in my prayers.

  11. Just found your blog. Sparrows story is one that is super close to my heart. I am 36 and have two kids but I was born with a congential heart defect. I had open heart surgery at age 4. I didn't run until I was 4. I will check out your friends


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