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!!


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. :(