|I LOVE these boxes... they have a top compartment that lifts and two drawers|
I think this will help fit more in and be able to organize it better. I want to get
Rachel a pink one for Christmas!! LOVE them!!!
|The top drawer.|
|We did six this year, one from each of our children.|
|one of the recipients of last years' boxes sent me this pic of her |
son's footprint on the paper I put in the box
|diaper cover and hat set|
oh, and for those of you not on Facebook... last year we ate at Friendly's after we delivered the boxes to Maine Med and we were wearing our Team Rachel shirts and a lady behind us with a 3 year old girl asked about them. She ended up paying for our meal on her way out!! So this year we wanted to go back there again, but we didn't have the money. Des said the other day "Maybe someone will pay for us again." So I actually started praying about that for the last few days that God would make a way for us to eat out after we go to the hospital. I thought about asking a few people for help, but didn't. Tonight my friend Donna showed up with a cake for Rachel - and she had just stopped to visit her grave which meant SO much to me - and she gave us $50 to Friendly's!! THEN as if that wasn't enough of an answered prayer, Matt came home and he had won a $25 gift card to Friendly's by getting a good customer response card! So now the kids are so excited because they won't have to skimp on their food and 'can order whatever they want on the menu' :)
I'm feeling emotional as December 2nd closes out... but I feel okay. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but what I do know for sure is that if I let Him, God will show me exactly what He wants me to know about December 3, 2014.
I still miss her every single day. I can't believe it's been 4 YEARS. I wish she was here running around our house. I grieve the 4 year old I am missing way more than I miss the baby I held. I just want to know her.... someday I will. Until then, I put one foot in front of the other and love her in the ways I can as I trust God with my heart and try to follow him wherever that may lead.
And as the clock turns midnight.... Happy Birthday Rachel Alice Aube... Mama loves you and I'm so thankful I get to call you mine. Lord, please hug her especially tight for me today....