Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thank You Colleen!!




Colleen made this incredible scrapbook for Lily!! "My Wish" by Rascall Flatts has always been our theme song to her and has such special meaning. Tears flowed each time I heard it on the radio. Well, Colleen, took that concept and RAN with it!! She managed to coordinate this huge project and undertaking of mailing a self addressed stamped envelope with the same pink piece of paper alongwith directions to family and friends to write their "wish" to Lily as she grows up. This book is 25-30 pages long people!! All of the letters are hand written and will bring anyone to tears as they read the letters to Lily. She even left a spot at the bottom for us to place a picture of that person holding Lily. I TRULY don't know how she coordinated it and pulled this off! She gave this to us when Lily was only 4 days old!! I was so emotional reading it that I could barely contain myself. I went into the "ugly cry" and it wasn't pretty. But, this book sure is! I'm starting to fill the book now with pictures of people holding Lily and it's really making the book come to life. This is a keepsake Lily will have FOR LIFE and I can see it sticking out of her laundry basket as she heads off to college!




Ok, maybe she's not ready for college just yet, but I still picture it. this idea of taking a picture next to the same teddy bear every month was from Colleen too. This was taken on 5/4/08. You can really see how they grow in a year by using the bear as a point of reference. I added the sign as an idea I saw on Serenity's blog. http://serenitynowinfertile.wordpress.com/



I told my mom about doing the sign every month and she said she did the same thing for Jen as she grew her first year. Hmmm, I don't remember seeing those for Molly and me!? Seems odd that the first born gets all the snapshots!! lol.



Thank you Colleen for making this book of love for Lily so she will know how wanted, loved and prayed for she was even before she was conceived!! We love you for doing this and for just being you!! You are so special to everyone who knows you!!!

4 comments:

jennygirl said...

I...

LOVE...

THAT...

BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelle said...

I DO TOO!!! I want to read it again...especially now that it is slowly filling up with pictures of people holding Lily!! She is divinity!! She looked SO pretty last night and was on her best party behavior! LOVE HER!

carie said...

love the poster for the monthly milestones and the book looks just beautiful.

Tisha said...

Wow, that book is a treasure! I Love her 1 month pics! She's grown so much! The huge pic of her from LL's birthday was ADORABLE!