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Friday, December 9, 2011

JACK'S TREE

Three months ago in September my friend from bowling, Headless Mom, asked if I could send a handkerchief to a woman named Anna who lost her 12 year old son Jack in a tragic drowning accident.

I recently shared the story of his sister Margaret on my Just Breathe blog and the trip she was blessed with to see Justin Beiber at the AMA awards in Los Angeles. What a wonderful young girl she is.

Ever since his passing I have been reading Anna's posts. The families incredible faith in God is so inspiring to read. When faced with their worst nightmare she is able to write the most moving posts. So I was reading the post In The Woods where Anna says "One of the things that has sustained us over these weeks as we drive through our town are the royal blue ribbons on trees, schools, mailboxes, cars, and fence posts telling us that our community cares and has not forgotten Jack. The blue ribbons feel like a hug to me each time I see them."

So when I read that post I was so moved by it that I felt inspired to do something with ribbons to honor Jack. So in my comment to Anna I told her that I was going to put ribbons on my small Norfolk Pine in our front yard. Anna was moved by my comment and asked me to send her a picture when I did. Just thinking about this now gives me goosebumps. It felt so wonderful as my daughter and I were putting the bows on the tree knowing that we could do something to honor Jack.

If you have time please go on over to read Anna's posts I am sure she would love to receive a hug from you.

FOR JACK


Wishing all of you a blessed holiday season.




If you are here to request a handkerchief for yourself or someone you know please email me at dpucci9972@gmail.com . I will need a full name, address, brief description of who passed away and a link blog if one is available. Please know that I care and will be keeping you in my prayers.

41 comments:

Laura Ryan Caden Will said...

What a beautiful tribute!!!

hugs to all.

Nan & Mike said...

That is so thoughtful and beautiful...hugs to you as well Debby xxx

Holly said...

What a lovely thing to do!

Caroline said...

So beautiful & thoughtful <3

Just Be Real said...

Debby, this was so touching. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Debby what a thoughtful thing to do. That is one of the reason that I love you my friend. You have such a caring heart.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

So sweet and so thoughtful! {{hug}}

That corgi :) said...

I've been reading her blog for a bit, Debby. I can't imagine their grief.

What a wonderful tribute you did for Jack; very kind of you!

betty

Hope said...

Debby,

What a precious idea. I know how a small kindness from other greatly encourages one’s soul. Thank you for doing this and for sharing it.

~Hope

BECKY said...

How beautiful! There is so much good like this in our world, and yet "the news people" decide to report their idea of The News. I don't even need to list any of the subjects...we're all way too familiar with them.

CiCi said...

The blue ribbons are beautiful. Just knowing you are showing everyone passing by your house that someone is being remembered this way brings all of us closer.

Garden of Egan said...

That is so sweet of you to honor Jack that way. I'm off to check out her blog.

Kerri said...

wow! that is so awesome!! what a sweet and beautiful thing to do!

April said...

Such a wonderful way to honor Jack's memory!

Renegades said...

How very sweet and thoughtful.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful tribute to Jack! Your tree is lovely.

Mary said...

That is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful way to remember Jack! sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Amazing what a piece of blue ribbon can do . . . sandie

Headless Mom said...

Debby!!! It came out SO ADORABLE!I hope to get to mine over the next couple of days. xo

nancygrayce said...

What a precious thing to do! Your pictures aren't coming up on my page yet....but surely they will. It's a wonderful thing you do with your handkerchief ministry!

blueviolet said...

What a dear and wonderful friend you are. That is such a kind and loving gesture.

Deborah Ann said...

What a beautiful thing to do, and the tree is absolutely stunning! This is what CHRISTmas is all about. I will lift up your friend and her family in prayer.

Have a beautiful, blessed Christmas Debby!

Trish said...

Debby, you have the kindest heart. What a beautiful thing to do...praying for this family.
Merry Christmas my friend!

Amy said...

this is amazing..

xinex said...

Youa re so kind hearted and such a nice oerson, Debby. Your tree for Jack is beautiful!..Christine

Nichol said...

How amazing of you to do that Debby. Your tree is beautiful

Cherie said...

Debby this is truly a beautiful thing you did both heartfelt and a physical sign of love for your friend and her son!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a beautiful tribute!
ps I saw your blog at Chatty Crones

Stacy said...

What a lovely thing to do. :)

Shanda said...

What a beautiful way to share someone's grief. I love that you mailed a photo. Blessings.

Nezzy said...

There just could be no better way to honor Jack. You are a true friend sweetie...a real jewel!

God bless ya! :o)

Alexis Peloquin said...

Hun that is such a beautiful tribute! There trust and belief in God is great light!

Anna See said...

Thank you so much for lifting us up in this way. The tree is beautiful, and so is your heart.

Suzy said...

As a friend of Anna's, this touches us all and is such an inspiration. So is your ministry. Thank you!

L said...

Thank you!
Love from Anna's sister

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a beautiful tribute and memorial you have shown for Jack. A son, a brother, a grandson, a friend...

Sending my prayers and comfort to his family.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Debbby ~ this was so touching....what a beautiful tribute!

God bless!
Laura

Laura said...

Beautiful!

Online Parenting Class said...

that looks really lovely!:)

Mrs4444 said...

Your compassion seems boundless. It's people like you who keep Anna afloat. Thanks for making a difference.

SPECIAL REQUEST: I would sincerely appreciate it if you did not share my Ministry on Facebook or Pinterest so I can continue to mail out my handkerchief's. These audiences are just too big for my small ministry.....thank you.

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This blog is my way of sending love to women who have unbelievable heartache after the loss of their child. I will send a handkerchief to catch all their tears. Debby

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