B is definitely for BRENDA and her B.E. Creative Co. and the BLESSING that we received from her.
Our history: Mickey & I meet Brenda, her husband Sunny and her youngest daughter Grace, back in October 2008 when we went to Flagstaff to celebrate our 50th Anniversay. At the time our blog connection had not been very long and since then Brenda, and family, has moved to Colorado. Over these past 4 years of blogging Brenda has become one of those I have developed a very close relationship with. Shortly after our beloved Suzette went to Heaven Brenda contacted me and said she wanted to gift Mickey & I with one of her precious Memory Books she makes and asked me to send her pictures, personal information and various items pertaining to Suzette and her life.
Last Thursday this precious BLESSING arrived at our house. Isn't it just so like God that it "happened" to arrive on August 2nd, the birthday of our youngest son, Marc. An honor to our oldest child, Suzette, arriving on the BD of our youngest child. God never ceases to amaze me in all the minute details HE does for us.
I, nor my camera, are very good and my pictures do not do this treasure justice but I have tried my best to capture it all here.
And though we now are far apart
You hold a big piece of my heart.
I never knew how much I’d grieve
When it was time for you to leave,
Or just how much my heart would ache
From that one fragment you would take.
God let’s this tender hole remain
Reminding me we’ll meet again,
And one day all the pain will cease
When He restores this missing piece.
He’ll turn to joy my every tear,
And when I wear this necklace near
It will become my simple way
To treasure our Reunion Day.
The opposite page is a little sheer fabric envelope with a piece of the yarn from the prayer shawl I had made as a Christmas gift for all my children for Christmas 2010 but pulled off the shelf and took to Suzette, along with the above verse on that May 19th evening. Inside is a picture of the prayer shawl with the 3 verses, Jeremiah 31:16-17 - Psalm 33:11 - Proverbs 22:6.
Page 7: Picture of Dave & Suzette, taken at Aric's birthday party, February 3, 2011 which has a heart reading "Dave & Suzette - February 14, 1994" which was their marriage date.
Top of the page: Family picture of Dave, Susan, Marc, Mickey & Suzette taken in December, 1996 and the lower picture of Dave, Aric, Suzette & Marc, also taken February 3, 2011.