We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

What to wear...

I meant to tell you on the last post not to feel like you have to wear black to Ellie's memorial service. In fact (unless you really want to for other reasons) we would prefer that everyone show up in all colors of the rainbow and everything in between! Ellie loved color, and would have loved to see you all wearing something much more interesting than just black. As for how dressy to come... I leave that completely up to you. John will not be wearing a suit - just dress pants and a button down shirt, and I will be in a dress. But please feel free to be as comfortable or dressy as you want - come in jeans if you'd like (John wishes he was) or suits if you prefer that. We hope you will come as you are (we love you that way) to help us celebrate Ellie's sweet life!


At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellie's day ... and our day to say good-bye. Black may describe our mood as we mourn this beautiful girl, but colour is our choice. Let's make sure we choose colour every day, as Ellie did, making our days so colourful and our spirits so saturated with light. We cannot be there with you, but we are wearing bright colours for Ellie, and living brightly, too, to honour her love of her life and her family.

The Whitakers.

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Sheila said...

That is so sweet, I'm sure she would have loved a room full of colour for this special day. :)

God bless, and praying for you!

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...glittery pins on lapels and blouses, it seems Ellie would enjoy that. I did not meet her, yet I feel like I know her. I wish I could be there. God Bless you and your whole family at this time, and always.
Donna (Miller) Stolle

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Susie Johnson said...

I was blessed to have Angie Hayden share Ellie's Story with me last year. And, now of her leaving this world to make Heaven a happier place. Now, everytime I see a rainbow or twinkling lights, I'll think of Ellie Skees.

The words I want to say seem to have difficulty leaving my heart. Hard to explain when I'm writing about someone I've never met ... yet I've been deeply touched by the words from a Mother's heart. What courage and wisdom you've ALL shown. Reading your entries has been a remarkable blessing to me.

You are all in are thoughts and prayers.

Susie Johnson
Cottonwood, Alabama

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you are busy with visiting so many people and getting ready for the memorial service but I have been wondering how you are really doing in the midst of all of it..? I am praying for quiet moments of God's perfect peace for you.

At 8:24 PM, Blogger oneofhisfriends said...

Hi John, Sarah, Ethan and Loretta,

I'll do my part to colorize this corner of Massachusetts.


At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey sarah,

i wanted to tell you i was thinking of you a lot today. i wondered if this, being the last service, made it feel "too" final for you.

i wonder if you have felt angry. i wonder if you are OK with feeling angry.

i just want you to know that even though i don't know you, i do think of you often, and i do pray for you.

and hey- i'm still taking ellie along with me to my outings when i feel nervous or even if i just feel like talking about her and sharing her with someone.

she comes up more frequently than i would have ever imagined!

but, we all know ellie's light will never go out.



At 5:02 AM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Great idea to wear something sparkly for that sweet child - you mentioned that she was part raccoon in loving sparkles and shine. As always - your family extends grace and concern to everyone and we who cannot be with you physically pray that those around you are wrapping you in that loving care you so need.

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you guys, and especially will be upholding you this Tuesday! I love that you want people to wear color to Ellie's special memorial! That is the way I want people to remember me too! What an incredible witness to live that way!

At 10:09 AM, Blogger sunset years said...

Maybe others would like to join me in wearing a "lapel pin" of ribbons of Ellie's favorite colored ribbons.
To me, wearing the ribbons is also for all the NB children and the fight needed to lead to a cure of this dread disease.
Will others join me in this display?


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