Tuesday, January 5, 2016

handmade gifts 2015: ornament for Baby John


My niece, Erin, and her husband, Nathan, lost a precious baby boy before he was born. His name is John. I thought this ornament would be a special way for his brother and sister to remember him each year when they decorate their Christmas tree.


The angel was made using my Wee Princess Pea pattern for the doll, only slightly elongated. The wings are made of stiffened wool felt. The babe in arms is made of wood beads, a cotton pipe cleaner, and felt.


We love you, Baby John, even though we never got to meet you here on Earth. As David said in 2 Samuel 12, you cannot come to us, but we will go to you. All our love to my niece's sweet family and my sister's family as you remember this child and grandchild that flew straight to God.

16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. We also lost a baby last year, and it has been incredibly difficult to explain to my then 2-year-old daughter (now 3) why Mommy doesn't have a baby anymore.
    I pray that your niece and her family find comfort from their loss each time they place this beautiful ornament on their Christmas tree.

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    1. Jennifer, I'm so sorry for your loss! My niece's small kids talk often about their lost baby brother and I think it's really helped them understand it and heal. Hugs to you!

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  2. What a beautiful and simple way to remember baby John's life and keep his spirit close at heart during Christmas. Very lovely, and really touched my heart.

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  3. This will be a treasured gift. Absolutely lovely.

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  4. My heart was very touched by your gift... I'm sure those parents' hearts were touched so much more. What a beautiful and comforting remembrance to bring out each Christmas... their baby John in the arms of an angel.

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  5. Larissa, this is a beautiful physical tribute to Baby John. Loss is always hard. Even before they are born, God knew them. So very sweet.

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    1. Rosemary, yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. It's a comfort to know God loves John more than any of us possibly can.

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  6. Beautiful! I have been in this situation myself and this is a lovely remembrance.

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  7. How lovely. What a treasure that will be.

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