December 9th, this coming Sunday, is The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting. On this day, in memory of a child, sibling, grandchild, etc., you light a candle at 7 pm local time and keep it burning for an hour, making a "wave" of candlelight across the world. Compassionate Friends is an organization with local chapters that helps loved ones deal with the death of their children, siblings, or grandchildren. We were not aware of this tradition last year, so starting this year, we will light a candle in our beautiful stained glass butterfly candle holder that was handcrafted specifically for us to honor our daughter Natalie (she would have been 1 year and 9 months old on the 14 of December). Please try to remember to light a candle in your home, if not for Natalie or someone else specific, for all the precious children who go to meet Jesus and all their families who feel empty without them. Thank you!
Welcome to our little cyber-spot! Our sweet family has been split in two...four of us walk together here on earth, while 3 of our sweet babies are snuggling with our Savior. Natalie was born on March 14 and met Jesus on March 16, 2006. Her little brother, Malachi, joined us in May 2007. Our second daughter, Sapphira arrived in April 2009. Our precious 4th child, whom we named Asher, met Jesus in Febuary 2011. Our 5th sweet baby, Azra, joined her siblings in Heaven in August 2011. Baby Amira is due to arrive in March 2013. A very patient dog and a cat round out our crew. Thanks for spending time with us!