This year on June 24th my husband's brother Danny died after heart failure due to complications of his diabetes. He was 34 years old.
It was very obvious that Danny was missing this year, we all missed him & there was more than one time when we all had tears in our eyes.
Kelly & Danny at our wedding in 1998.
Little Annie was particularily missing Danny. Many times in the week leading up to Christmas I caught her quietly crying because she was missing him. He was the Uncle who would even play Polly Pockets :)
This Christmas I was blessed to be able to be able to give a special gift. A very simple gift of pillows, but these pillows were made from Danny's old shirts. Shirts we all remember him wearing, shirts he practically wore out. The wear & tear made them only more special.
They were not perfect. I am still learning to sew, but they were made with love.
The pillow Annie received is a pillow that I bonded with while sewing. The day I made it was a day when Annie was stuggling with missing him. I started thinking of that & I cried almost the whole time I was sewing. I knew it would be Annie's pillow.
When I gave Annie her pillow Christmas Night she curled up in a ball hugging it tight with tears in her eyes.
How thankful we are that we can cling to Jesus as our hearts are hurting from missing him. Thankfully, Danny loved Jesus too & enjoyed Christmas in heaven.