Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lovingly Made and Written

Yesterday I received a package from Bethany, a blog reader and faithful friend, though we have not met in person. Inside was a beautiful handmade blanket for Caleb, but it was her words especially that warmed my heart.

Dear Rachel,

Praise God for the birth of your precious son, Caleb. He is the fruition of the earnest prayers of many saints and the evidence of the grace of God. As he learns and grows, you will share with him the story of another precious little one, who is also evidence of the grace of God, tainted with sorrow and grief though it be. Felicity will always be a part of your family and for this we rejoice. Because the very joy that is evident in her name reveals the joy she is existing in even now, and the joy that is promised to all who cling to Jesus, even though we cannot taste it fully until the day that we are with Him forever. This is why I wanted to include Felicity and Jeremiah's initials in Caleb's blanket. (The F upside down looks like a J.) They are just as much a part of his history as Elijah and Ethan. Caleb will always remember, just as we do now.

Much love,
Your sister in Christ,

"Let me hear joy and gladness...let the bones that you have broken rejoice." Psalm 51:8

1 comment:

Sara said...

Beautiful Rachel... I still just can't get over the fact that he is here and you are getting to enjoy that precious little guy. I love how she included Felicity and Jeremiah... so thoughtful. Praying for you all!