“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
but the most important thing is, even if we're apart..
I'll always be with you.”
-Winnie the Pooh
I have been trying to think of a name for Kristen's Christmas tree that we are decorating and donating to the Festival of Trees. I had decided months ago that we would donate a tree. I was hoping it would be in "honor of her" but now it has turned into "remembrance of her." Since Kristen loved Pooh Bear I had decided to decorate it with a Pooh Bear theme. I came across this quote from Pooh and knew immediately this was just what I was looking for. It's rather appropriate and a message I needed to hear this morning. My heart seems heavy. The emptiness seems to be growing. I am amazed at the amount of sorrow that can be borne while walking on two feet. I will ALWAYS be a grieving mother. I will in time learn to live with it. My hope lies in the fact that Kristen's light is burning strong and even brighter than before as it slowly
dispels the darkness of this long night of mourning.
Sorry for my rambling...back to the tree.
Our cute friend Amy and her boys sent Kristen a gift card to the Disney Store. A couple weeks ago I was looking in her purse and found the gift card. After a shedding a few tears my first thought was to send it back to Amy. I then went online and started looking and found the most adorable Lenox Pooh Bear. It would be perfect under Kristen's tree. I ordered it and it arrived in a few short days. It's perfect.
Thank you Amy.
(I hope you are ok with that)
I also learned that a group of girls from our church are also decorating and donating a tree in remembrance of Kristen. I am so touched by their willingness to give of themselves. Kamie and her husband are also doing a tree. All of the money raised is donated to the hospital where Kristen spent so much time. I have already signed up to volunteer at the Festival. I also joined a committee for next years Festival. I am so excited to give back to the hospital that so tenderly took care of Kristen and gave us more time with our sweet angel.
"Braver than you Believe"
will be the name on Kristen's tree, after all, she is the most brave person I know.
Amy, what do you think... Isn't he the cutest