"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Picture Book of Her First Year

Yesterday evening, the kids and I - along with Rachel's respite worker Patricia, went to the annual Hope group BBQ at the Flames house.  (Dave had a meeting) It was great to connect a bit with other families again - although it was a bit difficult to have good conversations because Rachel was so unhappy and tired the whole time.  I had forgotten to bring her soother along and she is so addicted to that thing!  

But, while we were there - our social worker at the House passed on a book that we have been eagerly waiting for.  It's a picture book, created from our favorite pictures of Rachel's first year of life.  A short time ago, a fund was set up in a child's honor, to be used for creating memory books for other families of children with life - limiting illnesses.  The book was made by an employee of the Children's Hospital (Computer Programmer) How amazing is that?! What a great way to honor a child's life - and give comfort to hurting families!  We are so grateful for this beautiful gift!  think we gave her over 200 pictures (chosen from thousands!) and she used most of them.   

Front of Book

Side Flap
We also included another introduction page with a few favorite bible verses.  

 One of the Pages
This one is titled "An Emotional Birth"

Back of the Book
"There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."


Brenda Funk said...

That is wonderful! I really like my book too, that you made for me.

paige said...

gorgeous... Kendra - i love all these tiny pieces that keep coming together to honor this tiny whisp of life. (The armbands, the book, the photographer, the birthday party...)
Praise God for His tender mercy...

Janet said...

Oh Kendra,That book looks so beautiful.What a precious gift to always have.Thank you for sharung the pages you did.
Much love & prayers
Janet M

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book....what a beautiful idea!! L-lew

fawne said...

Oh Kendra!! What a lovely treasure. It's beautiful. I would love to see it all. I am so happy that you get to have these kinds of things. They will bless you so much in the years to come (as well as right now). How are YOU doing? Thinking/praying for you.
Lots of love......

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift for an incredibly beautiful life! So glad there are amazing people out there doing these things to bring a light on the darker days. Love and hugs!

Kara said...

What a very good idea. The picture of you holding Rachel after giving birth makes me cry. I can almost feel the pain and joy I see on your face. Beautiful.