Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at www.ChristiThomas.com to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

18 Months

I cannot believe today at 9AM will mark the one and a half year anniversary of Christi's departure - eighteen months without her, ergh! I cannot believe how terribly sad I still am. I wish I could at least pick up the phone and call her and hear her little voice!My thanks to sweet Olivia for sending me this poem. I am missing you, sweet Christi!




What if the brilliant, twinkling stars
that bring the dark night to life,
are windows looking out of heaven?
And at the very moment
when we're wishing on those stars,
hoping that the loved ones we have lost are happy,
safe and free...
maybe they are looking at those same stars
from the other side,
making the same wish for us
and sending us all their love
~Unknown

Easter morning, 2000

9 Comments:

At 19/3/08 6:00 AM, Blogger Anna said...

We miss you Christi!

 
At 19/3/08 7:48 AM, Blogger robinandamelia said...

Thinking of you all and remembering Christi.

 
At 19/3/08 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for the Thomas Team. A poem for you....

"A Pair of Shoes"

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another
step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and
not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as
much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they
think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

 
At 19/3/08 8:08 AM, Blogger Olivia said...

Oh Angela, Shayne and Shayla, my heart goes out to you today. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Anniversaries are never easy and my heart is breaking for you. Christi remains a remarkable influence in this world. She is forever, remembered, forever missed and forever in our hearts.

Many, many hugs,
Olivia

 
At 19/3/08 6:33 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

I've been thinking of you guys - and Christi - all day. Love you a ton!

I don't think it is a coincidence my first Dance Marathon meeting was September 19th and our last one is tonight.

 
At 19/3/08 6:33 PM, Anonymous viks said...

Hello, I can't believe its been 18 months since Christi passed away, I still think of you all often

 
At 19/3/08 9:01 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

Yes, I really like poems (smile), mostly because the so often express how I feel and it helps me feel less alone in my grief.

Here is another one for you that I saw on another Angel's site tonight. Christi & all of you have been on my mind so very much today.

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds.
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find.

Each morning when we wake,
We know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you
Few will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
Your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
And often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If mom and dad’s love could heal cancer,
Forever cured you would have been.
But the Heavens came to help you
And let your soul soar free with them.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We’d walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

(Daniel Rush)

 
At 19/3/08 11:06 PM, Blogger Sheila Ferrell said...

I didn't find this website until after Christi began to grace Heaven's stage with her beautiful ballet. It was actually a memorial video on youtube immediately after her grand entrance that brought me here. Since then, my life has changed forever. I have read every word with many tears and laughs. It is truly an honor to love your daughter even though I have only known her through my heart.
I can not imagine the true pain that the three of you feel every day as you miss that sweet little cutie. I do know that she loves you more and more each day as you all allow her spirit to soar. I wonder how many cups of lemonade Christi and Alex have served to our heavenly Father? I bet it brings a great smile to his face.
Keeping you always in my prayers.
Love, hugs and sweet lemonade kisses from South Texas.

 
At 20/3/08 6:53 AM, Blogger Lisa D:) said...

Sending the Thomas Team a great big hug.

 

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