Thursday, January 8, 2009

Special Gift

Shana, my sweet friend from college, sent me a special gift yesterday.



This teddy bear was made from one of Robbie's onesies.





The tag attached says:

Once I warmed the body, now I warm the heart.

Isn't that beautiful?!


Here is Caleb with the little bear. It's hard to get pictures of him awake. He sleeps a lot!

Again I'm reminded how I am able to make it through these days because of my wonderful friends and their response to God's prodding. I have heard from several different friends that our family was specifically on their minds on December 8 or other dates that have been significant to us. It is simply amazing how the Lord uses different tools -- His Word, His Spirit, and His children -- to encourage us and strengthen us on this journey.

And these two little boogers help keep me going too!




8 comments:

Kristen said...

Speechless...thank you Lord for your special reminders:-)

Clare said...

that is such a beautiful gift, i wish i was so talented! love your photos!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I LOVE, LOVE that first picture of Robbie smiling... The bear, what a special reminder of him.

Love, Jenna

carlee Brian said...

Lauren,
I am so amazed at the strength the Lord has given you. Such a neat gift..and would love to know where she had that done... So neat!! Your little girl and new little one are so cute.. You can tell your little girl loves Caleb so much!! Love ya and praying.
carlee

Care said...

So sweet! I love the new pictures too. Caleb looks just like dad in the one picture with Ev where he's awake. So funny.

andrea said...

hi lauren! its' andrea lamb from ttu!
i found your blog after reading carlee's blog! i have read every post, and Lauren I'm speechless, and so thankful that God has brought you through the trial of losing your sweet robbie!
All 3 of your children are beautiful!!

Heather said...

What a sweet idea! She ought to sell those (if she doesn't already).

Thanks for sharing your blog with us. I find the pictures of your sweet Robbie just precious!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful friend. Not only did Shana THINK of you and WANT to do something special, she actually EXECUTED her idea, and she's a busy lady. Thank you, Shana, for following through with God's prodding. What a blessing you have been.