Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gifts for Luke

It meant so much to me that my family members remembered Luke on Christmas. I was so grateful that he wasn't forgotten. I, of course, think about him everyday. Yet it was so wonderful to see that others think about him too.

My mom and step-dad gave us a miniature Christmas tree that they took to the cemetery and made a charitable donation in Luke's honor. My sister-in-law, Maryanne, gave us an ornament with Luke's name and birth date. Trevor's mom said that the ornaments are made by a mother of a stillborn baby. I haven't had a chance get all the details from Maryanne yet. I love it and thought it was so thoughtful of her to have this ornament specially ordered for us.

Trevor's dad gave us an ornament as well. This one is a Willow Tree ornament that depicts an angel holding a little boy. To think, that the angels are looking after my baby boy! It really means so much to me that he remembered us and his little grand-baby and gave us this tender gift in honor of him.

Thanks to all my family and friends who have remembered us and Luke -with your gifts, prayers, and even thoughts -this holiday season.


  1. I was thinking a lot about you on Christmas, hoping that the holiday wasn't too difficult or painful for you. I miss you guys and can't wait for you to come back.

  2. So wonderful! I have a gift for you has been taking a lot longer to finish than I thought it would, but I should be able to send it on it's way soon. Love you.

  3. Thanks Ruth we're excited that we can meet our new neighbor now that you're back from the hospital.

    Jenni, you are so thoughtful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  4. Those are such sweet ornaments. What a great way to remember Luke.

  5. Shelley, I know we didn't know each other very well in high school but I found your blog and just wanted to thank you for your example of faith and strength in an unbelievably difficult time. Thank you for sharing your story. You are a beautiful writer.
    Heidi (Smith) Emett