Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Box Angel

This is our second year participating in the candlelight ceremony that Richard Paul Evans hosts at the angel statue in the Salt Lake city Cemetery. Thankfully, it wasn't nearly as cold this year as it was last year.

The program was beautiful. This darling seven-year-old read a poem about her little brother who was stillborn this fall. It was so touching to hear the words of a child.


One of the things I get to do with Share is make molds of babies hands and feet. I have gone to the hospital several times this fall. My dad and others have asked me how I can do this. It can be difficult because I feel so bad for the families that have just lost their baby. But it is so rewarding. I love to hold these beautiful angels. Scott's molds are so precious to me. I am grateful to be able to give the parents a keepsake of their baby.
Here are some pictures of the second set of molds I did all by myself. I get so nervous pouring the molds and then opening them up. I would hate for anything to happen to them. Ithink these turned out perfect!

Christmas Wreath

I bought a plain wreath this year to put at the cemetery for Scott. I asked my mom to help me decorate it. She told me I could pick some of the ornament Grandpa Anderson had made. Scott is named after my grandpa so I was really excited.

It is very simple but I absolutely love the way it turned out.

Angel Tree 2010

Last year we started a new tradition. Since Scott is not here on earth to spoil for Christmas we decide to help make Christmas a little better for someone else, in honor of Scott. We chose a name of the Salvation Army angel Tree at Macy's. I'm sure the people working there thought I was crazy. I looked at all the names on the tree and then had them look in there box of other names to help me find just the right one. The first Macy's didn't have what I wanted so I went to another Macy's. I need/want to give to a little boy the same age as Scott. Scott is 2 but will be 3 just a couple days after Christmas. So I tell the workers I need a 2 or 3 year old boy. By looking at the sizes of clothes and the toys they want I am able to roughly tell if the child is close to Scott's age (a year makes a big difference in children this young).
So after finding the right child I went a bought some clothes and toys for this little boy. I bought some shirts that Hayden and Parker have. I bought Candyland and cars because that it what we gave Hayden for Christmas when he was turning three.
I am glad we had the opportunity to help someone in need. It helps ease the pain of not having my precious Scott with me at Christmas time.

Christmas in Heaven

I see countless trees around the world below,
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away. We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones. you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my father said to do.
For I can't count the blessings
or love he has for each of you.
So, have a merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

-Author unknown