“Christmas Eve 2022 was pretty heavy for all of us. We LOST our dear 20-year old DAUGHTER Rachel in July.
Under the tree, Dawn placed Rachel’s cherished Doc Martin BOOTS, our Christmas gift to her last year.
Next to it, stood a small, framed SIGN that read ‘Sleep in Heavenly Peace’ and on the tree hung an ORNAMENT that read:
Forever in Our Hearts - Rachel Joy
We were feeling the emptiness more intensely, for understandable reasons.
As I looked at it, I thought it might make a good picture.
Then I witnessed Milo … RACHEL'S CAT … emerge from under the tree like never before, almost ‘posing,’ to become part of the MEMORY COLLECTION for our daughter!
A Godwink? I don't know.
What I DO know … is that it FILLED some of the HOLLOW in our HEARTS that night.”
No one can ever imagine the depth of pain and sadness that a parent feels on the first Christmas without their beloved child.
But that does not stop us from reaching out to Rodney, Dawn and the entire family, including Milo, offering up a prayer of peace and comfort … that surpasses all understanding.
As it says in the Ancient Scriptures, “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Ph 4:7
Hospice workers tell us that many bereaving families find comfort in the Godwink Stories.
We send you abundant wishes for boundless Godwinks in 2023!
SQuire & Louise