So sorry to have been so MIA these past few weeks. The family took a trip to Memphis to try and find a house (along with a ton of other stuff...baby shower, graduations, Mother's Day, play dates...more on all that later though). We did find a house!!!! We are super excited about it and completely see God's hand in having the perfect house at the perfect time for us. So far everything has gone smoothly so for that we are so thankful.
There will be lots of posts coming up about our 11 days in Memphis but I had to post about something I received in the mail when we returned. Our good friends the Harrison's had a quilt made after they lost Evie of some of their favorite things of hers. It included clothes, blankets, lovies, etc. I fell in love with it when I first saw it and knew I had to do something similar with Forrest's stuff. All of his blankets, clothes, and lovies were stored in a tupperware that I couldn't bear to let the other boys use but couldn't get rid of. I sorted through it and sent it to the friend that made Evie's quilt. It took a while because she is so busy making children's clothes and monogramming but the wait was worth it. It came on Wednesday and it is perfect. She did such a wonderful job capturing our memories with our sweet boy.
I love how she incorporated his name and dates.
This was his Halloween outfit. He was my lil punkin.
One of our favorite nurses, Jay, made him two shirts. One said "God has big plans for me!" and one said "Jesus loves you...but he loves me more!". Nancy was afraid to put those in the quilt because they were made by Jay with just a sharpie and probably would wash away in the wash so she stitched those sayings instead. I love it.
I keep looking at it and remembering the 55 beautiful days I had with my son.
The picture below shows the white blanket and little tag lovie.
This picture shows the polka dot blanket.
The striped blanket and blue blanket with a train in the corner.
Another of the polka dot blanket.
The train blanket.
The forest blanket.
Oh how I miss him and long to be with him again but I am truly so proud of his life and legacy. What a treasure this quilt will be in the life of my family!