As I sat writing all of these cards, I ran a large scale of emotions. I was happy so many people had responded to our loss, we have so many friends and are so blessed. Then sadness would come in, I should not be writing these cards...no parent should have to thank someone for their kindess during the loss of their child. Then comfort, we know that we will see her again someday and that our Heavenly Father is holding us (and her) so closely right now. Then heartache for all the parents that experience a loss like this and don't know Jesus and the comfort He provides. Then joy that maybe one of these cards will be a witness to the person who sent it and open a door for that relationship with Abba Father.
I never knew writing thank you cards could be so emotional.
We will be sending out the majority of these cards tomorrow. I pray now that they may touch the hearts of those that recieve them and give everyone just a little joy that I was thinking about them today.
For everyone that has touched our lives during this hard time, I just want to quote Paul in saying;
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy..."
I made these cards specifically for those who made donations. They really did help leave Shyla's imprint on this world. The stamp I used was actually almost the exact size of her little footprints..and I just love the quote.