"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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Good-bye Rachel

At the Cabin, August 2011
Ethan first drew this picture of him giving Rachel a hug.  Then he dictated this note to me, for Rachel too.  Abigail wanted to do the same.  I wrote a bunch more letters from them to Rachel that afternoon. (by their request)

Another note Ethan dictated to me:
"Dear Rachel, Thank-you for the love you gave us. Thank-you for the happiness you made in us.  We love you and miss you." Love, Ethan

A few of Abigail's notes to Rachel:
"I love you.  We miss you.  We loved playing with you and I loved tickling your feet.  That was my favorite thing to do." Love, Abigail

"Dear Rachel, We're eating chips and we miss you so much.  We just want to keep you forever and we want to play with you more.  We wish we could be in heaven with you.  That's all." Abigail


Alicia said...

That is so precious.

Brenda Funk said...

awesome notes! And a great way to help your kids grieve on their level. Good idea. Love MOM

Janet said...

I agree with Brenda.What a beautful way to share those feelings of grieve.
I love you all.You are an awsome family.
Love Janet M

Kathy and Carl said...

How touching! It's so amazing when kids can express themselves, both in the good times and in the difficult times of grief. Blessings and prayers for them and you guys too.

Carol Taves said...

Beautiful! And tear-jerkers at the same time. What a good idea for them. They must have their Mom's journalling instincts.

Lorissa said...

That's beautiful! What a meaningful, hands-on way for them to express their grief. Praying for your family as you navigate this season of grief and emptiness.