Friday, December 16, 2011

Pink Saturday - Annie's Tree

Todays post is a tribute to a very special little girl in our church Annie. If you have read my other blog  "Not Accidentally Tuesday" you know about  7 yr old Annie's battle with brain cancer. She passed away in July so this is the first Christmas without her. Her parents are such close friends of ours and they have been the model for any parent who has lost a child. Their faith has carried them through and they wanted this Christmas to be fun.  Last weekend they had a Christmas party at their home, they wanted to celebrate the season and celebrate Annie's life.

They put up a tree in Annies honor and decorated it with all things "Annie".  My hubby and I and our family find this to be inspiring this season and hopefully so will you.  This is the time of the year that we celebrate our Saviors birth. He  was born to comfort us and to be with us in times like this!!!


Her tree stands in the hall between her bedroom and her sisters bedroom.

Annie's pink baseball glove.

The garland is all of her wrist bands from numerous hospital stays.

Annies favorite butterflies.


The tree is decorated with all of her hair bows.

This pink hat she wore in a wedding in May of this year.


Her tree also is full of things she made in Kindergarten .

This is flat Annie--she carried it with her to all of her hospitals stays.  Friends made it so she would know they were thinking of her.
There were about 200 people at the party and everyone laughed, ate lots of goodies and shed some tears too.

Hopefully you will be touched by Annie and maybe say a little prayer for her family this Christmas.

Ann

Today i'm linking with Beverly @http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog

16 comments:

LV said...

A very touching and loving memory of a precious child.

Libbie said...

I LOVE this! So beautiful & the story is even more beautiful!!! What a special family! Thanks for sharing it!

Shabbychicdiva said...

That's so heartbreaking, but a beautiful tree in her honor. God Bless Annie ♥Winona

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Beside the Christmas Tree, happy holidays!

My Crafty Little Page said...

That's a lovely way to honor and celebrate a life. - Beautiful tree. I'll for sure say a prayer for her family and friends. xoxo Nancy

chubskulit said...

What a delight to see these lovely decors.!

Pink at my page, please come and see. Have a wonderful holiday from my family to yours!

marian elizabeth said...

Oh Gosh!, I have tears in my eyes, What a sweet Tree for a special little girl. I'm saying a prayer for Annie's Family.
marian elizabeth

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a beautiful tribute to their little angel. It breaks my heart as our son had acute lymphocytic leukemia diagnosed when he was four. I'm happy to say he is now 12 and cancer free, but boy I'll tell you, stories of childhood cancer are dear to my heart.

Blessings to you and your family this Christmas,
Judy

alicesg said...

Very lovely christmas tree. Happy Pink Saturday.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh sweet friend! I have tears dripping from my eyes as I write this! I have so much admiration for this family and how they have stood strong in the face of great adversity. I will say a prayer for them and thank you so much for visiting my blog so I could find you!

blessings,
karianne

Pat said...

Your tree is a wonderful tribute to Annie - God bless her!

Suzann said...

What a beautiful tree and a wonderful tribute
Thank you for sharing
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ellen said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl. May Annie be a special angel this christmas. My thoughts and prayers for Annies family.
Merry Christmas
Ellen

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Ann, Such an inspiring post. You have touched the lives of many today.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Oh how sweet and touching! Tears come to my eyes as I read your post about little Annie. My prayers right now are for Annie's family. When I see the many hospital wristbands, it makes me sad that she suffered so much in life. I'm so glad Annie's family celebrated her life and had such a wonderful Christmas party. Thank you for sharing! And thank you for visiting my blog and commenting about the farm snow photo and post. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Annesphamily said...

I have been so touched by this story. ALl I could think was Annie is flying free like those butterflies and sharing the goodness of Christ in His heavenly home. I will pray for her family that they can carry on with her memory close to their hearts. What a beautiful tribute to a precious child. Thank you Ann, for sharing this story with us God Bless You! Anne

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