Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Candlelight Ceremony and Christmas Card

 Last night we attended our 1st MEND Candlelight Christmas Ceremony in memory of our sweet angel.


It was such a touching and intimate ceremony and I am so thankful to MEND for such wonderful ways they help us to honor our babies.  My parents, my grandmother (Mega), Daniel's dad, and his sister all came to light a candle for Hadley and support Daniel, Briley, and I.  I'm not sure how people suffer a loss like this without support from their family and friends...we are so lucky to have an amazing support system.

 Papa and Auntie

Mega, Pa, and Gigi...and Briley practicing blowing out her candle :)

We went as a family up to the front to light Hadley's candles from the MEND candle and I loved that we were all up there together honoring our daughter, baby sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, and niece in Heaven.
My sweet family :)

On another note...our Christmas cards have been mailed.  Yippee!! So glad to have this off my plate and done!!  Most of our family and friends received them today so I want to share with my blog friends as well.  

Merry Christmas from the Bufe's!!!

{Front}
{Back}

I love how it turned out!!

In Christ's Love,

5 comments:

Malissa said...

Oh Melissa, I LOVE your card! The back made me cry! So glad that you include Hadley in everything.

Laura said...

I got chills reading this post! What a beautiful way to honor Hadley.

Robin said...

Such a perfect Christmas card! Praying for you always!

Faith said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card!

Thank you for joining in the fun! I hope you have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!

Our Family of Four said...

Love the card!