Thursday, February 9, 2012

a Little thunder

Thursday's weather forecast calls for PM Thunderstorms.  We haven't had rain in a while, so that will be nice. 

But, that's not the kind of thunder this post is about.

I'm talking about a website called

A Little Thunder is a blog created by my good friends, Pam & Ryan Bryson. 

We've been friends for a long time.  When we met they had two children.  (The same age as two of ours.) 

We've known them since my Joey & their Annie (now both 9) were itty bitty. 

{Chad & my Haley}

In 2005 we said goodbye as their family left the states for England.

Our family then headed to Italy and there were lots of visits to each other's homes while we were overseas.

We watched, sadly, as they struggled to have another child.  In November of 2008, Eastyn was born.

They came back to the states and we followed shortly after.

 {Brysons and Roundtrees in 2010}


On March 4 of last year, Isaac Thor Bryson, was born still at 20 weeks 5 days. Pam & Ryan have established an organization in memory of Isaac.

Even though his sweet little spirit was only here on earth for a short 20 weeks, it is their hope that A Little Thunder will allow his memory and life to live on for many years to come. 

Their organization will donate Comfort Boxes to families at The University of Kansas Hospital (KUMED), where Isaac was born.  They are doing a wonderful thing for other families going through the same thing they did.

Please visit their blog to read about the Bryson family and about sweet Isaac.  
Read more about the Comfort Boxes they're giving away and find out how you can help them along in their journey.


  1. Thank you for sharing a great blog to visit!

  2. How sweet. Such a great way to carry on his memory!

  3. Great *L* post – what a great blog to visit!

    Have a good Alphabe-Thursday,


  4. I hopped over here after you left a comment on my blog today.
    I too am the mom of a born still daughter. A mom who received one of those kits here in the hospital in Mesa. A mom who was comforted through the kindness of strangers. Even though it was nine years ago, that pain never disappears. It sweetens a little, but it never leaves.
    I'm headed over there right now.

  5. I cried when I read this this morning. Not sure why (maybe my wacky hormones or lack of sleep?), but I did. Thanks, sweet Monica, for sharing our family on your blog today. I can't believe the pictures of our "little" monsters. They have grown and continue to grow into beautiful youth. We are lucky to have such good kids! Hugs!!!

  6. what an amazing idea to honor a lost little one and help others in the same position...

    makes me think humanity isn't doomed after all...

  7. What a touching post and what a kind thoughtful service to offer. There IS lots of good in the world. :)

  8. oh, and p.s. I don' know if you took that photo of the thundery sky, but it's great!

  9. how nice of them. I think it's soothing to do a nice deed, that last forever, to keep the spirit alive. I'm going to Italy in May. Do you have any recommendations? We don't speak Italian, and we won't be in a group with a tour guide... Thanks in advance, {:-Deb

  10. What a generous thing to do for another. God bless your friends!

  11. That is such a difficult thing to deal with...

    A Little Thunder is such a thoughtful way to keep Isaac's spirit with all of us...

    Great friends are what Life is about...

    Thank you for such a heartfelt post for the Letter "L"!