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, May 20, 2009

The Tub

Recently, I went through the "funeral pile" - the many items friends so lovingly displayed for me at the funeral home. Pictures, keepsakes and art projects had been stacked up in our bedroom and walking by it each night was hard; yet, I felt putting it away would be disrespectful to Christi. But I did it. I spent entirely too much on laminating (close to $50.00) but I wanted to preserve Christi's many art projects the best I could). Now it's all in a tub in the crawl space in the basement which sickens me; yet I KNOW her life was much more than a tub filled with keepsakes.

Going through that was hard, but not nearly as hard as cleaning out and deciding what to do with her jewelry. Christi had received many lovely little gifts over the years, especially after she was diagnosed with cancer. (Cute little items with "Christi" on them.) I'm not positive, but I think dealing with those precious keepsakes was possibly harder than closing the lid on the tub. Regardless, it all just stinks!


"What happiness there is for you who weep for the time will come when you shall laugh with joy." - Luke 6:21 (PIC: Good times! The girls racing down the driveway to welcome me home in coordinating "Scooby" dresses Aunt V bought them.) This is how I want to remember Christi's life, lived fully, not just the "leftovers" of it - now stored in a plastic tub.

4 Comments:

At 20/5/09 10:28 AM, Anonymous Amber said...

May God bless Christi and Angela Thomas ! That tub must be so precious to you but Christi was so much more then that , she was a beautiful,inspirational,brave and intelligent little girl. no one should ever have to go through the pain that you guys have and continue to go through x I really do wish you all the very best for the future and hope that your beautiful guardian angel will shine down on you x x x Lots of Love Amber xxx

 
At 20/5/09 10:28 AM, Anonymous Amber said...

May God bless Christi and Angela Thomas ! That tub must be so precious to you but Christi was so much more then that , she was a beautiful,inspirational,brave and intelligent little girl. no one should ever have to go through the pain that you guys have and continue to go through x I really do wish you all the very best for the future and hope that your beautiful guardian angel will shine down on you x x x Lots of Love Amber xxx

 
At 20/5/09 2:23 PM, Blogger Lisa D :) said...

Sending you big hugs Angela, as this had to have been so difficult to do. NO, Christi's life was certainly SO MUCH MORE than that tub of momentos -- she will always be remembered by so many people, for so many reasons, because her life was HUGE and she left an amazing legacy behind.

{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}

 
At 22/5/09 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart isn't in that tub. Christi took it with her to heaven.

 

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