Sunday, January 9, 2011

Many, Many, Many Thanks!

It has been about six weeks since Jakin went to Heaven and I am so behind on saying thank you to everyone for all their kind thoughts, prayers and gifts.  We feel so loved and thankful to have so many beautiful people in our lives!

In addition to the advent basket left by some friends, we also recieved a huge envelope from some other friends of mine from college that included a CD, a toy for Ethan, a home spa kit for me, and two books for the grief library.  A very kind lady that works with the March of Dimes office sent us a book about Angels and an ornament, and so many other people sent us cards and donations for the library.  I can't wait to get started on it!

A big huge thank you to Holly, MJ, Mandy, Jessica, Heather J, Wendy W, Jill, Bree, Melissa T, Katy, Lori, and Heather M for the wonderful care package from Hearts of Hope!

Another thanks needs to be said to Jill, who was my Grieve Out Loud secret Santa and sent me this lovely pewter necklace and the beautiful pewter angels. 

I also want to thank Julie for this cross that will soon be hanging on our wall.

Also, a very kind and generous lady named Debbie that works at the hospital I delivered all my children at visited me while I was in labor and brought me some very thoughtful gifts.

The inside of the willow.tree box says this:

Sandra, one of my buddies sent me this lovely willow.tree.  It's called "Angel's Embrace".

Also, a very kind, thoughtful lady who we met doing a marriage Bible study over two years ago sent me a reunion heart and a CD with songs she picked just for me.  She is one of the most thoughtful women I know.  She has sent many cards and "thinking of you" things over the past 16 months and is a true Proverbs 31 woman!

Deborah from For Your Tears sent me this lovely as well.  I was surprised because I only recently had gotten one in memory of Shyla and she sent it to me when she heard what had happened.

God has truely blessed us with an amazing support system, both online and in real life and I never want to forget how kind people I have never met in person have been to me.  It really does make a difference.  Everyday I would check the mail and would get giddy if there was a card or package from one of my bloggy friends.  You all made so many days brighter!


Anna said...

I've been following your blog for a few weeks now (started when I was on bed rest) and have to say my heart has just ached for you. I'm happy to see that you have so many wonderful people in your life to support you. Thank you for sharing Shyla and Jakin's stories.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your welcome, I wish I could have done more for your heartache.

You received so many beautiful gifts, people can be so loving and generous. ((HUGS))

Caroline said...

So many wonderful gifts. Beautiful and such thoughtful people. Keeping you in my prayers so much. I'm working on something special for you. Could you email me your addy please.


Holly said...

I am so glad to see the love shown to you in gifts and cards. It really does mean a lot!