Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gratitude Day 30

I am grateful for giving. 

I am grateful that we all get to give of ourselves during this Christmas season. 
I am so very grateful for all that the readers of this blog give to me everyday. Even if you just read and have never made a comment. I still feel the support from you. I thank you. I am grateful for you.
I am grateful for all the prayers that have been said in behalf of my family over the years. 
I am grateful for the help or at least understanding I have been able to offer other families who have had to enter this journey of grief. 
I am grateful for all the gifts and service that has been done for our family.
I am grateful for Christine Dallimore who made and sent me this adorable "Camille Doll" this summer. She has been loved and cared for by Camille's mother and sisters. She even sent a couple of alternate outfits. This Christmas she has taken a place of honor in our home.

 We never had found an angel for the top of our tree that we liked. This Camille doll is perfect. She is our own little angel sitting at the top of our family tree. Thank you Christine. We love the role she fills on our tree and how it reminds us of the role she continues to play in our lives. 

Most of all I am grateful for the God's gift of His Son to the earth. It is through this greatest of all gifts that all mankind is blessed and given hope for better things to come.

I am grateful for giving.

8 comments:

m&msmommy said...

Oh my goodness, that doll is precious! What a fitting place for it, on top of the tree! :)

JimandDebby said...

Stephanie,
I guess I would have to be called a blog stalker, because I have read your blog faithfully ever since you lost your little Camille, but never posted anything. I have been uplifted and spiritually fed with every post. Thank-you for such wonderful reading. Love to you and your family from Croatia and Bosnia! Your posts go along way...

Audra said...

This post really touched me. You are thought of and prayed for often by strangers. Love to you and your family during this holiday season.

Tournesol said...

That is the cutest doll! What a nice thing to have to top your tree. I have an angel that I bought because she looks so much like my mother : ) I have been reading your blog forever too and dont think I have ever commented either, but it is one of my favorites and I enjoy reading it alot.

Anonymous said...

I remember after Kelsey was born I was looking for a new star to top our tree with. I saw some beautiful angels and decided on an angel, due to our little angel that had come into our lives. Luckily 3 more came after that ~ I love our Angel tree topper, but it is nothing compared to that darling "Camille" doll ~ LOVE IT!!!!

Nikki K.

Lesa said...

That is a cute doll! Does she sale those dolls?

Thank you for sharing all you do on your blog. I have been reading your blog for a long time and wanted to say thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Will you be sharing your Christmas card with blog readers again this year?


(Please and Thank You)

Mimi's Toes said...

I love your Christmas card so much. And the Camille doll is so beautiful and looks great as the angel topper on your tree. blessings to your family...