Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe that a year ago we just learned of Claira's little heart and had no idea of what was ahead. As I prepare my family for Christmas I am filled with gratitude. Long ago we were given a most precious gift ... the birth of the Saviour. This year we were given another ... Claira's health. There is nothing that can be purchased or placed under the tree that will compare to the feelings in our hearts this Christmas.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Prayer

Ive been cleaning and organizing the entire house these past few weeks. It seems that every few months or so I have to do this ... since this year has been so crazy, it needs it more than ever! While I was sorting through a basket I found this little silver cross.
Close to this time last year, our family was attending Chelsea's 4th grade Christmas play at the PAC. After somewhat surviving the program with a 2 month old and a very wiggly 20 month old we headed home. An older gentleman approached me, while I was waiting for Tom to pull the car to the front. He grabbed my hand and said "You look like you need a prayer", then he placed this small cross in my hand. I guess he and his family had been sitting behind us during the play. I felt touched by his gesture and thanked him. It was the following day that Claira's heart defects were discovered and we ventured into the long next few months.
I've since put it on my bathroom mirror so I can always remember this sweet man's prayer for our family.

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Thank you David and Gina Brim for helping to express our gratitude for an amazing show of compassion and generosity.