Sunday, December 26, 2010

IOWA: A Special Gift

My time at home has been really sweet. I love my family. 
We get pretty silly...most of the time.
It is snowy and cold.

The kids are just adorable and I can't get enough of them. 
My mom gave me a sweet gift. She gave me a box that had scraps of papers from my dad's artwork. She said I could write on the backs of them whatever I wanted to. Scripture verses...memories...or whatever. I started looking through each picture and the smell overwhelmed me. It smelled like him and my eyes filled up with tears. The smell. Maybe I was the only one that could smell it and even so, it was for me. God brought back a sweet memory. 
I love gifts like these, cause it helps me remember him. I was 16 when he died. Old enough to remember a lot about him, but 13 years later I feel like I start to forget. These precious gifts are so special to me. Here are some of the papers:


  1. oh EM that is so precious! that makes my heart very joyful that you got those! what a sweet gift! love you

  2. Emily my chest fills full and tight reading this. My throat, lumpy, My eyes, foggy. What a precious amazing gift from your mom. Your dad was so talented- such beautiful art!