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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Box Angel

Tonight we went to the annual Palm Mortuary Christmas Box Angel Memorial. For those of you who haven't read about this before - you can read "The Christmas Box Angel" book by Richard Evans and it explains the story behind the angel. Every December 6th any parent/grandparent who has lost a child can gather together at the children's' section of the cemetery. They light up the Christmas Tree and sing Christmas carols. We use that night to decorate Gavin's area as well. It is a sweet reminder that we are not alone and that there are many others who are missing their babies during this holiday season.
Tonight as we drove over to the cemetery I asked Jason if this third Christmas without Gavin was any better. He was quiet for a long time and then said, "It doesn't hurt any less - I am just a little more distracted this year." His distraction, or course, is our sweet baby Jack. I do not fail to recognize the blessing of joy and peace he has given to us. Especially during this holiday season.
Me and my momma. She has been through it all with me. Jason, Me, Jack, Grandpa Dave and Grandma Cindy
Jack loved the HUGE Christmas Tree.
Jason hanging Gavin's Christmas ornament on the tree.
Jason, Jack and Me hanging Gavin's Christmas Tree ornament.
We decorated Gavin's area with battery powered Christmas lights this year!

On a side note . . . I know Jack's outfit is a little mismatched. We were piling clothes on him trying to keep him warm!

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