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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bella Bowman Foundation News

Hello to all of you,

It has been a while since our last communication to Bella’s Follower’s, so here are a few updates on the Bella Bowman Foundation:

  1. The Bella Bowman Foundation continues to grow awareness!  We are pleased to announce the launch of our website!  You can view the site at  Now that our site is live you can keep track of the progress on the Bella Bowman Foundation and all of the events that we are planning.

  1.  Recent events that the Bella Bowman Foundation hosted or took part in:
·         Bella’s Market – This event raised over $1,500.
·         Adagio Fashion Show – Over $1,400 contributed to the Foundation!

  1. Thursday, April 19th Chili’s at two locations (College Dr. and Millerville Rd.) in Baton Rouge, has agreed to donate 10% of ALL dine-in or take out restaurant sales for the day, to the Bella Bowman Foundation!  In order for the 10% of sales to be donated you must mention the Bella Bowman Foundation so the order can be marked appropriately.  Attached is a flyer for this that can be printed and presented to receive a FREE CHIPS & SALSA with your order.  This coupon must be present to receive the Free Chips and Salsa.  You have permission to forward this coupon to your friends and family.  This will be an all-day event so help us spread the word.  This is a special event for us because Bella was a patient at the Chili’s building on the St. Jude campus.  We are most appreciative of St. Jude and one of their sponsor’s Chili’s.

  1. Bella’s Ball is just around the corner on May 10th at 6.30 pm | The Louisiana State Museum.  Tickets are available on the website  Attached is the ad that is running in 225 and inRegister magazines. - - - - Hope to see you all there!

  1. Bella’s Boo Dash is a 5K run that we are planning for October.  More details will be available soon on the Events page on the website

  1. We have been invited to participate in a Father / Daughter fishing tournament in Fourchon, LA.  This has been an annual event that one of our follower’s has asked for all of the profits from this tournament be donated to the Bella Bowman Foundation.  Again, more details to follow for this event…

As always, we thank you for support, prayers and following.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Sunday

The night before Easter was extremely hard.  After making up the girls baskets I just sat and cried!  When I put Baylor's basket together I was thinking about how she was going to love her bathing suits and love to going swimming this summer and when I put Bellas basket together I thought about what can I put in here that would hold up against the rain.
Church was beautiful but I started crying the minute I walked in and saw the cross that we all put flowers on and all the butterflies on the walls.  Bella was baptized on Easter Sunday when she was 5.  Also this was one of her favorite times at church.  She loved to put a flower on the cross at church and loved all the beautiful butterflies on the wall to show that we need to rejoice because Jesus is alive and he has risen!  After church we went to bring Bella's Easter basket to her and visit.  I asked her to come and visit us.  When we got home by the pond in front of out house there was a white dove.  Very odd to see this bird by our house.  Trey went to feed her and she stayed until we left to go to a Easter party.  I truly believed that Bella came in her Easter white to visit.  I have prayed all week for her to come and see me and I feel like she has been making visits all week.

Thank you Leah and your beautiful family for inviting us to your Easter celebration.  We had so much fun and it made the day much better!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Bella's Ball

Check out our Ad in 225 and in Register this month!  Go to our website and get your ticket early!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Today I had such a hard time at church today.  I could barely breath while taking communion because I was crying so much.  And as soon as Baylor sees me cry she starts to cry and tell me she misses Bella.  This should not be a day of tears its my favorite holiday!  And I didn't even feel like April Fooling anyone.
Trey and I feel like the longer time goes on the harder this is to deal with.  Everything reminds me of her!!!  Reality is setting in....She is not coming home.


Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble, for the Lord your God will not fail you or forsake you.