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God, protect him until I can.

by Wench on December 23, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This is what I pray for Gabriel. Watch over him, protect him, love him and hold him until the day when we can meet him.

For Christmas, my sister made us a very special ornament. It's a lima bean. It's about the size that Gabriel was. She showed us the 'anchor of hope' that she made for her own lost child, hanging on their tree.

I believe that I will hold him one day. I am waiting for that day.


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