Thursday, 26 December 2013

Wrapped in Love

I already knew that this Christmas was going to be amazing. All of our children were healthy, and that is all we ever wanted. To say that we are happy would be an understatement. I have no words to describe how we feel, although I always try to give it my best effort with words like grateful and peaceful.

I already had the best gift in the world with three healthy children. I didn’t want or need anything else for Christmas, but the gift that my wonderful sister-in-law gave to me (and my parents and siblings) blew me away and reduced me to tears.  She had a throw (see photo above) made for each of us out of my late brother’s clothes.

My 39-year-old brother, Frank, passed away in July after an 8 year journey with brain tumours. This was going to be our first Christmas without him.  I tried not to think about it too much because it made me sad. I chose to focus on the positive (our son’s recovery), knowing that my brother would be just as proud of his nephew and just as happy as I was. He loved his family and was a very devoted uncle.

I cried like a baby when I opened the beautiful throw and realized what it was made from.  It is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. I will cherish it forever. I am so grateful and so blessed. I can’t express how much that gift means to me. I can wrap myself in my brother’s love whenever I want to.  What a gift!

I wanted to share this with you because I think it is such a wonderful idea. The throw was made by “My Precious Cargo” near Cornwall.  Here is the link to their Facebook page in case you are interested:

The photo below is of me and my wonderful brother.



  1. It's so great opportunity hear you had all your kids back it must have been such a nice Xmas. Wishing you all the best in 2014.


    1. Thank you, Chris, It is wonderful. Life is good. Happy New Year to you as well!


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