With Christmas right around the corner, today I’m sharing my favorite blessing that means so much to our family, especially my son.
In December 2008, five months after Lydia died, another amazing gift was found. In the car, where we spent a lot of time, was where Lydia would compose her masterpieces, beautiful original one of a kind pieces of art. Randomly one rainy day in December, I put my hand in the back pocket of the seat, the one in front of where she used to sit. Pulling out multiple hair accessories, ponytail holders, and nail polish caught me off guard, choking me up with a flood of tears. Next, out came a neat white envelope and on the outside, carefully written, “To Hunter, From Lydia.” Without hesitation, I gingerly opened up the top and peered inside. My hands trembling with anticipation, I pulled out an incredible gift at just the right moment..
Christmas was just days away and I had found the perfect present for our son. Something to bring warmth to his tattered and torn heart, something that would provide him with the hope and love he so desperately needed. It was a drawing of a Christmas tree, complete with ornaments and a star!
Today, this picture sits in a frame next to his bed. Another priceless gift that will last a lifetime. God is amazing!