Meet the Little Miracle in our lives...Madison May, our only grandchild.  Madison was born November 2, 1999.  In early January she was diagnosed with an hemangioma in her throat (a tumor).  The Doctors decided that she needed a trachea tube in order to breathe on her own.  Prayers around the world surrounded her as she fought for her very life.  Today she is a happy little girl.  We praise God for her good health and continue to pray for total healing.

Madison's Mama chose the Hannah Gown for her Baptism.  Notice, she is trying to pick the embroidered posies off the skirt!  Madison's Christening Day was a delight to all of us as we celebrated her new life in Christ Jesus.

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Madison Update:    July 2001

Many of you have inquired about our granddaughter's health.  We thought an update would be appropriate.

On Maddie's first birthday, Nov. 2, 2000, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.  The tumor was successfully removed.  In December Maddie began 6 months of chemotherapy treatments for her cancer.  The cancer & the hemangiomas were completely unrelated.

We  began earnestly praying & asking others to do the same.  Prayer chains around out community, state & country were asked to pray for healing for little Madison.  We have a great God!  Our prayers were answered & Madison was declared cancer free the first of July.  Thank you to the many of you who prayed for her healing.  God gave us a BIG MIRACLE!

"ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock & the door will be opened unto you."  Matthew 7:7

Thank You and God Bless You,


Madison Update            12/2003

In November 2003, shortly after Madison turned four, her family made the routine trip to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN for a 6-month check-up.

The devastating news that Maddie's cancer was back took all by surprise. She showed no outward symptoms nor had there been any noticeable change in her. An MRI showed several troubling areas in her brain. A brain biopsy showed numerous cancer cells through-out. The oncologists felt the cancer was in too many areas to be treatable; they gave her months to live.

Our family traveled to Disney World for Christmas. It is a bittersweet memory in every way as we wept while watching Madison enjoy the sights and scenes. We returned home with heavy hearts, but we also knew that Maddie's life was given back to God. Her future was entirely in God's hands. It was out of our hands. Our prayers were that Maddie would be healed, it was our heart's desire, but always we needed to remember, "thy will be done".

We continued to pray and wait... remembering that God's plan is not always ours.

Madison Update               1/2005

As we begin a new year, we are in awe of God's faithfulness. God is so good.

It has been 14 months since Madison's brain cancer diagnosis. We are celebrating her life; and we do so each day. We truly believe she has been healed. She is a delightful and charming 5-year old, healthy, intelligent and very honest. She shares her faith by telling others about Jesus and singing praise songs in local churches. Madison doesn't know that she was ever sick.

I am reminded of these scriptures: Psalms 126:2-3 Our mouths are filled with laughter, our tongues with joy... The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with Joy. Luke 6:21 Jesus said, "Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh."


Madison May DeWitt ----- Winter 2009 update

Madison is now 9 year old as of November 2, 2008. She is an active girl who loves to read and swim. She enjoys learning about history and is enjoying the American Girl series of “Kit”.

She swims on our local YMCA swim team and has qualified for the Iowa State swim team for the past three years.

Madison knows her own history and at the last Relay for Life was able to tell the crowd that she was a 6 year cancer survivor!

For her past 3 birthdays she has asked her friends to donate a gift of food packages or paper products instead of a birthday gift for her. The dried boxed foods, paper towels, napkins, etc. are boxed up and delivered by Maddie and her family to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minnesota.

Maddie has even told stories as well as showing picture albums of her 6 months of living in that wonderful place for sick children and their families. It is also an opportunity for her family to greet Doctors and Nurses who so faithfully cared for Maddie during her cancer treatment.

All of us marvel at this little girl, knowing that God has a plan for all of us. We know that life is precious, that God does answer prayer and that God is good.



Our Other Little Miracles

Meet our grandchildren.

Jackson Lee DeWitt was baptized at 3 1/2 months of age.  Jack is wearing the Joshua romper.  This one piece romper has a buttoned vest trimmed with appliqué.  The romper has several pintucks on each side of the front where there are buttons.  The vest comes with covered buttons also.  Jack's Mom chose the short version of the Joshua romper.

Carter Bud Hamann was baptized at 2 1/2 months of age.  He is wearing the Noah romper with an embroidered jacket.  The jacket is open down the front with hand embroidery on both of the front sides, along the hemline and at the cuffs.

April 2003
Madison 3 1/2
Carter 2 months
Jackson 2 months

Cayden Hamann was 9 months at his baptism in July 2006. He wore the Joshua romper with the sewn-in vest. His romper was of a linen/polyester look. The vest was designed with floral appliqués and covered buttons for a “dressier” look!

Riley Lucas DeWitt was baptized at age three. It was a warm late summer day in September 2008. He wore pull on white denim shorts and a lined white vest of same fabric that Grandma designed for him. Riley has lots of personality that you might see behind his smile!

Cammie Jo Hamann was baptized October 11, 2008. She wore my wedding gown that was converted into her heirloom Christening gown. The wedding gown had been designed by my Aunt for me 40 years ago. My wedding gown was tiers of lace over taffeta! Cammie’s christening gown was tiered also with little white ribbons accenting the gown. The hand sewn pearls from my gown were appliquéd to Cammie’s christening gown. Her hat was made from white satin with rows of gathered lace across the bonnet brim