Saturday, February 14, 2009

Celebrating Andon Knepp

Background: One of my "blog friends," Chelsa Knepp (and her husband Ryan and little boy Brycen) lost their sweet baby boy Andon earlier this month - and another blog friend (Courtney) came up with the idea to celebrate baby Andon this Valentine's Day:) So Max and I spent the day cherishing every moment...thinking of baby Andon...and just giving out as much love as we could!

This morning I woke up thinking of baby Andon...and couldn't wait to start celebrating his life this Valentine's Day! Max and I started out the day by making a Valentine's day cake dedicated to Andon! I told Max about the Knepp family and how baby Andon went to heaven to live with Jesus. Here we are making the cake:


Next, we decdied to write a letter to baby Andon and send it straight to heaven:) Max loved signing his name and decorating the card a little with his scribbles:)!






I spent the rest of the day snuggling up to Max - thanking God he blessed me with this sweet child, and praying for Chelsa & Ryan - hoping they were having a great day with Brycen and their broken hearts could be healed just a little bit after seeing everyone celebrate their sweet son. Andon has changed us all in ways we will always remember...the Knepp's faith is an amazing model for all of us!!




5 comments:

Ashley said...

What a great idea! How sweet :)

Chasity said...

Love the letter to Andon!

Chelsa said...

abbie- thank you so much for celebrating andon w/ us this valentines day. it touches our hearts to see how much love this little boy is bringing about. i'm so glad you got to spend a great day w/ max. you are such a great person- dont' forget that.

Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

I loved your post! Thanks for being a part of this celebration. The cake looked awesome too! very cute idea. :)

Tera said...

Love the letter to Andon! So sweet and it's definitely an "Abbie gift!" I had thought about making a heart cake too, but I had to work. :(