Handmade Blessings

So this is my first link up since starting my new blog! Yay! Among the things I love are handmade items. If you don’t love handmade, then I’m not sure we can be friends…seriously. 😉 A sweet gift from a friend sparked the idea for this post, and I just had to share some of my favorite handmade gifts. Ok, so two of them are from my son!

Here’s a Mother’s Day gift from last year…totally made me tear up!

And here’s the one from this year. Super cute!

This next handmade gift takes a little explaining…On April 2nd of last year, we found out we were expecting our second baby. On April 9th, we lost that baby. I was completely heartbroken, and I never knew that I would grieve so hard for a little life that I had carried for a short amount of time. I know that the Lord knows best and understands beyond what we can comprehend here on this earth. I would lie in bed some nights asking God to hold me and thinking about my little one in His arms. Every time I closed my eyes, I could see this beautiful little girl smiling back at me. I knew in my heart, that we had lost a baby girl. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that my husband and I gave her the name Sara Lillian, and I shared that with a few close friends. One of those dear, sweet friends over at Life, Crafts & Whatever was there, and she made one of the most precious handmade gifts I’ve ever received….

Of course I’ll always think of my precious girl, but it’s so sweet to have this little reminder sitting on our desk with family photos. I tear up every time I see it. So, for those of you who give handmade gifts…keep on giving! They’re more of a blessing than you know!

Linked to Things I Love Thursday!



Filed under Handmade, Kid Activities

3 responses to “Handmade Blessings

  1. What’s important to you is important to me, love. I just wanted to do a little something for you, I’m so glad you liked it. Love you always.

  2. Michelle

    That is awesome that she did that for you! Ever since reading that book, I cannot wait to meet Baby Joshua in heaven someday. I know you will meet your Sara someday as well.

  3. BJ

    such a sweet story! I have an Abigale waiting for me 🙂 It’s funny how you just KNOW things like that. One of the first songs I ever wrote came out of that experience and it started just like you mentioned above…just needing Daddy God to hold me. Candace, You have always and still are such an inspiriation to me…like a breath of fresh air. I wish our kids could get to know each other like we did! Love you and you keep writing and inspiring other moms out there.

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