This is Michelle's friend Jennifer. I have hijacked Michelle's blog today but for good cause. I don't have permission to being writing here anymore, but maybe she will forgive me if you all help me in a little project to show her and the family that we are still thinking of and praying for them! Here's what I have in mind. The project is called, "Janie Beth's Name Gallery". Let's remind the Karrs that Janie Beth's short life was not in vain. She lived and was loved and is still loved. Let's remind them that we haven't forgotten them or Janie Beth. The idea is that you write or create Janie Beth's name in a unique way, photograph it, share something special, and then email it to Michelle. I'm going to give you a not so great example that me and the kiddos did yesterday.
Janie Beth's name in crayons.
Again this doesn't look great, but it was just something I did in a hurry to give you an example. I chose crayons, because it's the first thing I thought of that I had on hand. As we were working on this, a couple thoughts came to my mind. This is my something special: I've heard in accounts of people who passed away and were then revived that there are colors in Heaven that we don't have here on Earth. I cannot imagine the beauty that Janie Beth is experiencing in Heaven. I'm sure there are no gray skies. I wonder what the colors in heaven are like? Also if you look really closely, you can see that some of the crayons we used were broken. But there is no brokenness in heaven! Hallelujah!!! Nothing broken only beauty!
If you would like some examples of another name gallery, please check out these links:
Here's an example that another friend sent Michelle several weeks ago.
Michelle has specifically mentioned recently that she would love to see Janie Beth's name in the snow. If anyone reading currently has snow or knows someone who has snow, this would truly bless her!
Your something special could be a thought, a prayer, what Janie Beth has meant to you, how she has changed you, what this journey has meant to you, why you took your picture where or how you did, what's special about your picture, anything! Joey and Michelle have been so open and honest and have poured out their hearts to us. They've shared so much with us. It's our turn to share with them!
OK, so I need your help to stay out of trouble here! Get busy on Janie Beth's Name Gallery. Get creative. Let's get her name everywhere, anywhere, all over! Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Thank you in advance!! I cannot wait to see how creative you all are! I'm sure that Michelle will want to share your pictures. If you would like your comments to remain private, please let her know.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.