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 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, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Wow! I keep reminding myself God didn't promise that life was going to be easy. We went to Shayne's mom's tonight, which was a great change from "tradition" however, since arriving back at home, it's like I'm haunted with Christi memories from past Christmas Eves. Despite trying to put on a brave front, this is pretty hard.

Shayla's all set and tucked in bed now. Shayne had to read her the annual Christmas stories because just looking at the books made me weepy remembering how we'd read them to BOTH of the girls and we can no longer do that. Would Christi, as an 11 year old, allow us to do that if she were here? Would she have written her own books for us to delight in instead. It's been nice this Christmas season to be able to do some "giving back". We will forever be grateful for all who helped us through our most difficult times!

Shayla crocheted this necklace for Blitzen. She thinks he is the most overlooked reindeer so she wrote her annual letter to Santa and asked him to get this to that overlooked reindeer.

Tonight, Grandma Nee Nee gave her some sewing things that were her Great Grandma Gear's. She was so happy. She's really into sewing - she's the one who sews all of our family's buttons back on and repairs simple things like seams and hems. This was such a special gift!
In nearly every picture taken this evening, an orb appears. I wonder if it's Christi's spirit or Grandma's. I know in reality it's most likely a spot on my camera lens which keeps changing, but I tell myself our "angels" are with us on this most special night - soon to be Jesus's Birthday!


At 24/12/08 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Angela, I think it is most certainly NOT a spot on your camera, but rather Christi, your dad, and Grandma Gear all making themselves known at different times!

Wishing the Thomas Team a wonderful Christmas day...

At 25/12/08 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Team Thomas....
Your friends from San Diego -
Neil, Margot, Sam, Andy & Charlie.

At 25/12/08 1:58 AM, Blogger Kristen said...

Merry Christmas, Thomas Team!! I'm thinking of you guys during this holiday season, and remembering Christi's beautiful smile and spirit.

Shayla - you look so gorgeous and grown up in these pictures! And about the mystery photo - I don't feel too badly about not knowing the answer because I've never even heard of a hedge apple! It looks much less yucky thawed out, though!

Have a great holiday season!

At 25/12/08 9:46 AM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

May God be with you and bring you peace on Jesus' Birthday.

Remembering sweet Christi always!

With tons of love and prayers,


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