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.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hugs for Ellie

Reni and Ethan took a walk around the property this afternoon. Bless Reni's heart, she took her camera along! They had a conversation that went something like this...

Ethan: I want you to call me Ellie even though I'm a boy. I want to remember Ellie and if I have her name, I won't forget her.
Reni: If Ellie was here, would you give her a hug?
Ethan: Yes
Reni: Go ahead




That boy's grief process is a wonderful thing to behold!


At 9:57 PM, Blogger Celena Daniels said...


At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a wonderful and encouraging thing to see and hear about how each of you is grieving. Thank you so much for sharing! That post is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
We are praying!

At 5:54 AM, Blogger tricia said...

He is so precious <3
Boy does he ever look like John in that last picture!

At 5:59 AM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh my - your boy is wise in his grief. The facial expressions of a hug are interesting - but he does get the totally experience in there.

At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely precious...loved it!

At 8:09 AM, Blogger c.g. said...



There is so much love being expressed on Ethan's face.

I would think these pictures in a four picture frame would be perfect for the walls of your home you were writing about in your last post.

They are truly awesome - Ethan is so expressive.

How wonderful that this precious moment was captured for you to enjoy forever.

hugs and prayers.

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is so precious!!!!!! God bless him and all of you. Love Simons family

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Phyllis said...

He's so cute! And you know, in that first photo, he looked like the pictures I've seen of Ellie.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Elijah's Mommy said...

Wow, your little boy is so precious!
Reni sounds like a wise person.
Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures.

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words...

At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Jen Johnson said...

Are you sure that that is not John in the bottom picture!!!

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reni sure has THE touch. She can capture such special moments on film, and thank you for sharing them with us!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, John and Ethan as you each work through your own grief process.

At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is so precious..bless his heart.

Melissa from Indiana


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