Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Partly sunny


There have been many dreary days here in our neck of the woods. Once November comes around we can say goodbye to blue skies. When I checked the weather forecast tonight I was relieved to see we will have some sunshine to be thankful for on Thursday!

It has been 2 weeks since Clara has passed. Life surely isn't the same without her. But, it is going on, as normally as it can. We miss her so much! Tonight I went upstairs to check on Baden and Kate. They were both wearing their Hope for Clara tee-shirts. Baden filled me in on what they were up to, a Clara sleepover. Clara's blankets were spread out on the floor and they had a station at each blanket. On one blanket they had to draw a picture of Clara and other activities on the rest of the blankets. Most nights since she passed they are doing something to honor or remember her. A couple nights ago they gathered all of Clara's things and organized them into a drawer. I'm so happy they are keeping her memory alive. I tear up when I think that one day their memory will fade and they will stop doing these sweet things.

Each day our mailbox is filled with sweet notes and cards from old and new friends. Thank you! It brightens up these gloomy days. We are so grateful for the kindness, generosity and love so many have extended to our family. We have such a great desire to pay it forward and you can be assured we will, all the days of our lives.


Happy Thanksgiving week!

7 comments:

Judaloo said...

This is so sweet! Kids are so amazing. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!!

Laurene said...

I feel certain, as I know you do, that there will not be one day of your children's lives that they will not pause and remember Clara.

thenowies said...

how precious of them and it does not surprise me one bit that they chose to include clara! they too will hold on tight to clara whever they shall be and whatever they are doing!! hope you and your family had a very thankful thanksgiving!

An Epic Event said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing! You and your family continues to be in our families prayers :)

Salisbury's said...

That warms my heart! What a sweet family you have. Still thinking and praying for all of you.

Karen said...

My heart goes out to your family with the loss of your daughter. We just endured 9mos of chemo treatment with our 11yr old @ Seattle Children's (Nicole diagnosed 1/25/12 with osteosarcoma left femur) and she is cancer free as of October. I just finished reading your blog and was wondering why we hadn't met you before in Seattle and I see she had her treatment in Spokane. We live in Kennewick and during our time @ Ronald McDonald House we met 7 families from Tri-Cities....I never knew childhood cancer was so huge! Your daughter was darling and we will remember your family in our prayers.

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