Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thank you...

In honor of Nicholas and Sophia's one year birthdays, we decided to make a donation in their memories. We wanted to honor the emergency services personnel who made such an impact on us and who continue to do so much for our community: the EMS, Police Dept., Fire Dept., and the Fire Chaplain. After a lot of thought, we decided to give a $100 donation in their honors to the local Lutheran Church, where the Fire Chaplain in the pastor. I mailed out cards to each of them, thanking them on the one year anniversary of service to our family and letting them know that a donation had been made to the Chaplain's church.
We received a letter from the church today. They thanked us for our gift, in their words, "in honor of Nick and Sophie's first birthdays". God, it was wonderful to read those words. We had asked that the donation be used with their children's ministry. Well, they went beyond what we thought. They matched the donation and contributed to Baby Manna, a food bank they support that helps babies born into poverty in the Delaware Valley. What a beautiful thing...

On top of that, our dear friends, Katie and John, sent a beautiful card, remembering our twins with us. We were both so touched and I broke down in the living room, so thankful for everyone who remembers with us. I placed the card and letter in their box, along with the V- family's cards for them and our cards for them. They are part of the memories and I treasure them so much.


Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,

Just wanted you to know I'm still here and listening. What a thoughtful offering you made in honor of Nick and Sophia and an amazing response from the church. Just think - your kids are making a positive effect on the world on their first birthday!

Hugs to you and Peter.

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

That is so wonderful. Isn't that what we all yearn for? That the rest of the world knows and honors our children? I'm so happy the church sent you that message.
I was also going to comment on the Foster Care. You are amazing. You have the biggest, most sincere hearts I've ever known.
Happy Birthday, Nick and Sophie.

k@lakly said...

What beautiful tributes to your babies. And how wonderful that your friends remembered too. That means so much.
Thinking of you and your babies, always.