We were up to the last second, but we made it.... 10 amazingly beautiful care packages created for other grieving families. Thank you to everyone who contributed either by donating or purchasing supplies. Absolutely no way we could have done this without you... "Love beyond words" sums it up. Thank you.
When they checked us in at security, they gave us badges that said 12-3-13 on them... kind of hard for me to see for some reason. But wouldn't you know it, our being late made it 'perfect timing' for Kim and she was able to walk us up and visit with us while we delivered the boxes! When we got up to the room where they go, Sam asked "Is this the room Rachel is in?" and I realized that he thought we were finally going to see Rachel.... :( I felt bad telling him no. I was also disappointed to hear that eventually the hospital won't be accepting packages, they are going to start making uniform ones. So much for making this an annual project... another plan down the tubes....
|My ornament came from my friend Lisa today - she put part of Rachel's blanket in there and made her hat to match the one Rachel wore. Hard to see all the details in this photo, but it's perfect and the timing was clearly perfect.|
I can barely stand right now.