"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, November 9, 2011

Grils and Bog

On the day before Rachel died, I had a friend over at our house, with her three boys (or was it just the younger two?).  We had a great visit and I am glad that she could see Rachel on her last day with us.  Rachel was so content all day.  I remember how shocked I was at how seldom she needed to eat.  And she just seemed happy to sit beside us while we visited. 

The boys made a sign for Ethan and Abigail's bedroom door.  I think at first it was going to read "Girls not allowed" or "Boys only", something like that.  But after some tears (Abigail's) and encouragement from us, they were persuaded to write "Boys and Girls" (allowed)  The actual printing is more like "Grils and Bog"! The things that look like stickers are actually bandaids stolen from the hallway closet (of course!).  For weeks afterward, whenever I looked at that door, I smiled.  It is still on their door today because it reminds me of that very last happy day with our little girl.  

I think I might take it down soon...but I want to remember.....so here it is...


Valerie Ruth said...

aw that's so sweet!

Brenda Funk said...

Oh that is priceless! Do you have Berenstein Bears 'No Girls Allowed'?!! I do, we'll have to read it at Christmas.

Carol Taves said...

Sounds a bit like our house used to be - we used to eat "girled cheese" sandwiches!