Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Filling Carleigh's memory chest


I thought I would share something of Carleigh in today’s Wednesday Walk. The video I’m sharing is of me putting items in Carleigh’s memory chest. It was taken on November 9, 2009. The chest was made by hand by my aunt and uncle and this was the first time I had put anything in it. I had Anthony take a video of me doing so.I kinda mumble in it so you can’t really make out too much of what I say. About halfway through the video Kyndra comes along. I think she makes the video cute and I can’t believe how little she looks compared to now. It made me smile when she keeps saying, “Ready? Ready!” over and over. I remember when she used to say that constantly.

All of the items I put in the chest are for Carleigh except for two. The doily angel and the small plaque are Jordan’s.

12 comments:

AKD said...

I am so glad that you shared this - it's so beautiful and personal. Kyndra is just adorable, too - she's so precious!

Jennifer said...

Holly I am sobbing now! I love the way you tenderly took all of her things from the container and placed them so carefully on the floor. Then when you took her blanket out and held it to your face to smell her sweet baby fragrance again...well that was my undoing! Then sweet Kyndra, she made me laugh. She wanted to help too! I love this!

croleyc69 said...

Kyndra is so cute. Thanx for sharing this. I just love the chest and what a beautiful place to keep your sweet Carleigh's things.

Caroline

Jenilee said...

wow. so beautiful! thank you for sharing those precious moments with us today. tears in my eyes and praying for you!

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

beautiful. thanks for being willing. With Joy, Carey

Sarita Boyette said...

Thank you for sharing, Holly. This is beautiful! I'm so glad you have mementos of Carleigh & Jordan. I loved how you smelled of her blanket to try to recapture memories of her being held in it.
Kyndra is so cute trying to help you.I remember when you mentioned you made a video of this and I was so happy to finally it.

The Blue Sparrow said...

Aww Kendra is so small there! She's adorable! I love the chest of Carleigh's things! I should do something like that for all of Bryston's things. The article you asked about, Im not sure if you can read it online yet or not. I think usually you have to wait a month or two after its original posting to see it online, but Im not really for sure. ;p

Jill said...

Thank you for sharing! Kyndra is adorable. xoxo

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elena said...

I love the video! You did such a great job of placing everything perfectly into Carleigh's memory box. Thank you for sharing. I love how you smelled some of her blankets and clothes, so precious. Very touching video.

I love how Kyndra wanted to help, she had me laughing and reminding me cause my kids are the same way. Kids are so fun! She is too cute!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A beautiful chest to hold your Carleigh and Jordan's treasures...and your little Kyndra is sooo sooo sweet! Her little voice and her busy little self...

Blessings & Aloha!
(Ah! trying to get around still to more Walk Down Memory Lane links!...and it is almost time for the next one! I would love if you get a chance to stop by mine :o)

Kari said...

How wonderful that you put that on video. That's also a beautiful chest they made. Aren't our kids growing up fast???

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