Monday, February 2, 2009

PRICELESS

My favorite features of Kate have always been her tiny little hands and feet. When Kate was 5-months-old, my sweet friend, Shelby (A Child's Touch), did some pottery foot and hand impressions. I didn't realize they were so small until I compared Mia's newborn feet to Kate's 5 month feet and they were the same size. Kate had the cutest little unique hands that put a smile on my face. Especially when she would try so hard to reach for her toys or grab my nose. I miss so much being able to kiss and nibble those hands and feet.

When Kate passed away, Shelby offered to go to the funeral home and take some impressions. My favorite ones are the little ornament hands and feet. I got some shadow boxes months ago with the intention of displaying them, but it has been so very difficult for me to do anything with them. For Christmas, I decided to finally put one together. I am so happy with how it turned out and so grateful that I have this tangible memory.

18 comments:

Russ & Candace said...

Definately priceless!! Something you can cherish FOREVER!

Miranda said...

Marc, the shadow box looks beautiful.

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE THEM! What a perfect memory to have of Kate. That is so special. Love to your family!

The G Fam said...

So priceless. Our hand molds are different, but still so precious to us! Love the shadow box! I would love to learn how your friend does something so cute and so beautiful!

holli said...

I absolutely LOVE them! Priceless fits that perfectly! What a great memory to have of Kate!

Alicia Dabney said...

I love the shadowbox! You are always going to be so glad that you have those imprints. =)

Meladie said...

Oh my, those are so precious!

The Cavalieri Family said...

I never know when I visit your blog if I am going to leave with dry eyes or not. They are precious.

Lacey said...

She was at that Tom & Lucy's boutique with us. What a special woman and what a beautiful keepsake.

sweet pickles said...

I can't imagine how bittersweet making that adorable shadow box must have been. It is precious.

Fritzsche's said...

That is so sweet and it turned out so cute. You are so crafty and will be so glad to have those forever.

Vicki said...

I admit that when the girls were watching Mia the other night I snuck over to play with her a bit(she's so cute!). After Jess put her to bed we looked through Kater Bugs memory album and longed to see her again. I can't believe you guys have the nerve to move away!(JK) We will miss you so much. You have such an enormous heart and you are such a great friend! BTW the cookies were amazing! Just like smart cookie. Did you get their recipe because they tasted just like them? If you really like me though, you won't bring anymore of them over! Still trying to loose another 15 lbs! Love ya!!!

The Hawaiian Howells said...

I think that is a great memory to put on display. We loved kate so much and loved everthing about her. LOve the howell family

The Dumas Family said...

Marcae, that turned out so beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I'm so sorry it was hard for you to do that. Love you!

The Faddis Family said...

They really are beautiful, and I'm sure you are so grateful you have them now. It was so fun catching up on your blog. I have been out of it for awhile, so I had lots of catching up to do. Mia is so stinkin cute and I love that picture of her on your sidebar of her in the tutu. You look great, and your family pics are awesome! Did I read someone saying you are moving? If that's true, where to?

katie said...

So special. You will cherish these forever. I miss Kate, and I remember her little feet in some darling white shoes.

ryanfam said...

As Candace said, Priceless. There are no words to describe and something you will cherish forever. Thank you for always sharing

Nick Scott Family said...

What an awesome thing to be able to cherish forever ... a piece of Kate will always be with you to look at. The shadowbox turned out sooo good.