Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Christmas Card & Isaac's Stocking

Friends & Loved Ones~

Charis ~ Eucharisto ~ Chara

(Grace ~ Thanksgiving ~ Joy)

Words cannot express how thankful we are to have each and every one of you walk beside us through the last year. The beauty, grace and unconditional love you have poured into our family is priceless. Your prayers have truly meant the world to us. From the beginning you shared in the excitement of our pregnancy and then felt our grief and sorrow. We know that you shared our pain in our loss of Isaac. We celebrate his life, and continue to see God work His goodness through the donations made in his name to the Rejoice Foundation. Because of so many of you we have been able to support and shine His love on families who are walking a similar path as ours. God has taught us so much this year, trusting Him in all things and giving thanks for each and every moment.

This year watching the excitement in Anastacia’s eyes over celebrating Christmas truly overwhelms our hearts sometimes. The simple joy and delight she finds in life takes our breath away. We also have found ourselves with a need to remember our son this Christmas. Four stockings are hanging this year on our mantel, including one for Isaac. We would like to enlist all of you in helping us fill his. All we ask is that sometime between now and Christmas, do something nice for someone, no matter how large or small. It doesn’t have to involve money-just commit a random act of kindness. When you do it think of Isaac and dedicate that act to him. You can even leave a note saying “This random act of kindness was done in memory of Isaac Lee”, but you don’t have to. Please write down your act of kindness and send it to me through email (at staciasara@gmail.com) and put “Isaac’s Stocking” in the subject line or slip a note in your Christmas card to us. We will wait to read them and fill Isaac’s stocking with your notes. On Christmas morning, we will open his stocking and read your notes for the first time as a family together. Please feel free to share this request with your other friends and family. Even if only a few are able do this, we will have a truly beautiful memory to share as a family on Christmas morning remembering our sweet son. And someone else (the recipient of your kindness) will benefit from a true example of the spirit of Christmas. We pray that God will inspire all of us, that something will come to each one of us, an act of kindness that we can share of ourselves in Isaac’s memory while touching someone else’s life.

With His love~ Amos, Jennette & Anastacia

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

For inspiration and ideas for random acts of kindness visit:

http://moneysavingmom.com/2011/12/25-days-of-random-acts-of-kindness.html

http://tsjphotography.com/blog/random-acts-of-christmas-kindness-summary/

http://ticklestogiggles.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-birthday-was-awesome.html



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