Monday, December 6, 2010

An Early Christmas.

If we couldn't be blessed enough to have such amazing people who love 
and support us on a daily basis
 someone- some beautiful angel out there decided to go over the top 
and blow my socks off once again!
Sunday morning we received a delivery.
There was a crowd at the door. 
We answered and were told Makenzies tree sold! 
woo hooooo
whoever bought the tree wanted to donate it to US!
You have no idea the emotions that ran through me that day.
I was shocked at first. 
I just stared in amazement as they brought this huge tree in and set it up.

Once the amazing group of people left who delivered our tree. I couldn't hold back any longer. I couldn't stop crying. I prayed and Thanked God for whoever did this. Not only did they donate a large amount of money to a well deserving hospital but they gave us the pleasure of displaying this love filled tree in our house. for forever. I have laid next to it for hours. Playing with the MAKENZIE train.
Ryan keeps saying its proof that our baby will SO be here.

So what do we do now? How can we possibly give back half of what everyone has given us? How can we make a difference like so many of you have for us?

We have a really cute pre-lit decorated tree. Its the first tree we ever bought
we want to find a deserving family in need.
If you know a family in the Salt Lake/Davis county that needs a Christmas please send me an email.
Please only email me if you KNOW this family is in need.
We will donate it to the first family that comes along. 
We always do a couple angel tree gifts every year so we would love to have a little info on this family so we can leave some gifts under their new tree.
I know there are so many people out there that need help. I wish we could help everyone. 
I know this isn't much but with your help of finding this family, 
maybe we can help someone else have a very Merry Christmas.


Kristen said...

Beautiful tree and a beautiful story! Christmas really does bring out the best in us. Oh yeah, I agree with Ryan, Makenzie will so be there!

Ashley Sullenger said...

Oh that made me so happy! Man, your last few posts have made me cry! I hope you two are doing alright! I think about you all the time.

Jessica and Reece said...

This is absolutely the most beautiful Christmas story I've heard all season. Your little family has touched so many lives, and it's so nice to see you receiving something so wonderful in return. I hunted down Kenzie's tree at the Festival and took a picture of it, then said a little prayer for all of you while trying to wipe tears from my face. You are amazing and I hope this makes your Christmas a very special one!
Thinking of you always!

The Johnson Crew said...

Wow that is amazing! I am so excited. The tree is beautiful. I looked up the article and those girls were angels who put that together. I am so glad you get keep those treasures forever.
You are in my prayers especially this coming week.

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Alerie said...

WOW!! This brought many many happy tears for you to my eyes. This is the best story ever!! That is so cool that you get to have this special tree FOREVER!! I am so glad that someone did this for you, because you guys deserve it!! I hope this makes this Christmas season a little easier for you. AND yes Makenzie is SO with you!!

p.s. - I think what you want to do for someone else is amazing. You sure will bring joy to someone this Christmas. How special!!

Andrea said...

I am so happy about you getting this tree. I saw it on Saturday and love it! I am glad that it is where it should be with you. I am glad you will have it for a long time. Makenzie will be with you this season.

The Mac's House said...

I'm filled with such emotion reading this. Not only did this person realize how much the donation is needed but to present you with this unbelievable gift is amazing.

I pray that you find a deserving family for your tree, what a great idea to pass it onto someone else.

brigette said...

wow!! Thats simply amazing and no one deserves it more than you guys do!! How special!! Im so happy for you guys!

ellisboys said...

Im so happy for the both of you. To get to have that amazing tree with you for a lifetime, what better gift could be given. A special tree for a special baby girl and her parents. Im so glad to finally have met you in person that night at the young women activity. through cassidy I felt that I already knew you but to realize I hadn't met you was kinda weird!!! May the spirit of our Savior be with you and Ryan always!! Love you Kendra!

Emma said...

Another post that made me cry, but tears of joy and appreciation for the wonderful heart of whoever bought the tree! I am so, so glad you have it in your home and I know Kenzie is SO excited for you to have this extra special part of her there with you. I know she is with you everyday, and especially during this tough time but I hope having this 'physical' item to look at and stare at in awe helps you to feel her there with you. I know you stared at her in awe, of her beauty, her strength, her presence...and this tree has all those things, so perfectly fitting as a tree for her!!
I think your idea is so special too, to give back in your grief does help heal, not only some of your hurt but the hurt in those you are helping. Christmas is such a rushed time of year we all need to stop and do for others, the most important gift we can give is love-and you do that so well!!
Love and hugs, Em

Shawna said...

Oh Kendra, how wonderful! I teared up at the joy of this. That's all I can really say. I am speechless over this wonderful gift for you. Stories like these show the wonderful side of humanity.

Cassidy Ratliff said...

Amazing baby...amazing parents....amazing story! I love you and hope that you have a wonderful Christmas this year. Our heavenly father never forgets those whose hearts are hurting...remember that!

Ana Oh said...

Amazing story. There isn't much else to say.
Merry Christmas Ryan, Kendra and Kenz.

Amy said...

Happy tears! I saw the tree at the festival too. It was adorable. So awesome you have it in your home.

AJ and Cindy said...

this brought tears to my eyes, I love hearing stories about people doing kind things for others. What a wonderful treasure for you guys, and you are right, Kenzie definitely is there with you, and I know she loves the tree! Merry Christmas to you all, you are in my thoughts and prayers :)

Ashley said...

When I found out this tree was coming to your home, I jumped at the opportunity to help deliver it. It was such a neat experience to be with everyone setting it up in the home it belonged in from the start. There is always a reason for things that happen in our lives. Some we understand, some we don't. That is when we just have to look around and see the blessings that fill our lives. So happy for you two, thank you for letting me be a part of the making and delivering of this amazing tree and your amazing little girl!


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