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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Show And Tell - Memories

This week I have been thinking alot about memories, well memorializing actually. I've posted about the hospital's response, then my reaction and subsequent actions to their response. This led me to sitting quietly in front of the Angel Wall and just thinking about Emma.

So, for Show and Tell this week I bring: Emma's Memorial Shelf

From Left to Right:
  • Her Green and Yellow Bunny I clung to for the first year. It also inspired the paint colors in Bear's nursery.

  • A novelty purchase: The Birthday Date Book. Although I knew it probably held very little accurate information, I read it a million times. It's table of contents boast: Her first desire, Her personality profile, Her color cue, and Her secret wish.

  • The hand carved rose her father made. It still moves me to tears.

  • An old bottle with the name, "Grace" on it.

  • A Christmas ornament her sisters gave her, but the string broke

  • And, an angel - of course.

Thanks for walking through Emma's world, at least - her world here in this home. Now, click back over to see what everyone else is bringing for S & T this week.


k@lakly said...

Her, at least. Sigh.
It should be here.

Sam said...

what a lovely memory shelf, it's a lovely way to bring that person (whether baby, grandparents, brother, etc) into the house when they have gone.

Lori said...

What a shining spot in your home. Thanks for sharing Emma with us.

Michelle said...

It's great that you have a beautiful spot in your house to remember Emma. I love it!

Another Dreamer said...

Beautiful memorial shelf.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful memorial!

MrsSpock said...

Your husband is talented! What a lovely shrine to Emma.

battynurse said...

What a beautiful memory shelf. I'm sorry about all the stuff from this week and hope that it all works out in the end.

WiseGuy said...

So much to cherish and so much to live by....

Dora said...

That's really lovely. xoxo

Jen said...

Beautiful memory shelf. I think that is great that you have something to look at every day to draw comfort from.

I too have a shelf at in my room, it has a YSU football helmet, Shawn's cross necklace, his wedding ring, his Oakley sunglasses,his reading glasses, and the first stuffed animal he ever got for me. I look at them every night before going to bed!

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