Tuesday, December 6, 2011

No Charlie Brown Tree Here

I got one of my all-time favorite text messages yesterday afternoon from my sister-in-law Kristen. My heart was still smiling from the thought of my freshly decorated home, courtesy of my “hubby-extraordinaire” when this image popped up on my phone…

Isn’t that the most perfect little tree that you have ever seen? And look at the ornaments—a butterfly, a bear, a heart, a little striped stocking—everything is perfect. And there is even room for us to put our own ornaments when we are back next.  Thank you so much Kristen for taking the time to put all of this together. I’m at a loss for words.

Charlotte was so blessed to be surrounded by such intense love while she was here on Earth, and every day I am reminded that that love has not waivered or lessened since she earned her wings.

So many people love you, baby girl.

So many people smile at the mention of your name.

So many people continue to think of you each and every day.

So many people are missing you.

You are forever and ever in our hearts.


  1. That is the cutest sweetest tree. I love it!

  2. I found your blog via Kristine's ^^ CHD blog directory. I am so very sorry. I'm sorry you lost your sweet Charlie, I'm sorry you had to pick out a headstone, I'm sorry you have to decorate her grave site. I visited my son's grave site to add a little wreath and a green ribbon today. I felt like I should be covering him up with a blanket so he wouldn't get cold. Now the tears are flowing...
    I just wanted to share some love. I also blog at: thecorbinstory.blogspot.com.
    Again, I'm so very sorry. Peace and love to you dear.

  3. Charley bear definitely needed a little tree to keep her company, but I know that she is with each of us and our trees at home too :-)

  4. hey Matt and Kirsten,

    I found your blog by accident when trying to google a picture for a friend of mine. Spent about an hour reading through it. It's one of the most beautiful and touching things i've ever read, you seem like really strong people with beautiful hearts full of love. wishing you all the best. love Maria