Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sienna's Tree

We got a call yesterday from Quin's brother saying that there is a tree at festival of trees for Sienna and Quin told me and I told him I am sure it is a tree that one of the moms that lost a baby this year did for all the moms that have lost a baby so I didn't think much of it. Then about a half hour later we got a call from his dad saying that Quin's brother and his wife made a tree for Sienna. I all of a sudden got upset that no one told me cause I had such a busy afternoon and that was the last day of festival of trees so we dropped everything and rushed over to see it. I immediately started crying when I saw it. It was so beautiful. I couldn't believe my in laws would do that especially since they are struggling with money right now and just had a baby. I was so sad it was sold and wish someone told me about it earlier then I would have gone the first day and bought it but I hope whoever got it enjoys it. We ended up spending 3 hours at the festival of trees and I ended up not caring about the other plans I had that day. It was a great day and it was also sad to see how many people have lost loved ones that year but the trees they made for them were beautiful.
I found out in my ward today that a women just found out that her baby isn't going to make it. It sounded like her baby boy had a lot of the same problems Sienna had but our relief society leader told us she wants to stay private about it and doesn't want to talk about it and that was hard for me cause I wanted to run up to that lady and just cry with her cause I know how she feels. All the emotions of what I went through the day I found out we can't take Sienna home with us flooded over me today. My heart breaks for her and for the week she has to face as she delivers him and has his graveside service. Please keep her in your prayers as she will have a hard week ahead of her.
I have been doing a better lately with my emotions. I have been trying to focus more on other people and helping them out that it helps me forget about my trials. I injured my knee and can't run for 3 weeks which has been hard but I have been so busy with the holidays that it hasn't bothered me too much. I love the spirit of Christmas and wish we all kept it going throughout the year. It makes me so grateful to be apart of the LDS church and to know the things I know so I can return to Sienna. I have felt her spirit a lot this time of year which has helped me too.




My sister in laws mom sewed the tree skirt and that is the same kind of fabric that Sienna's bear was made out of and I love how they had the lamby there too.


Us in front of the tree.

The tree was so beautiful! It had pink balls, angels, and lamb ornaments on it.

10 comments:

Kristen's mom said...

I was at the festival on Monday decorating Kristen's tree. I saw Sienna's tree and I stood there and cried. I pretty much cried all day with every tree I saw. I also went on bidding night and kept checking Kristen's trees and Sienna's and several others. Sienna's tree sold Tuesday night during the aution.
I'm sure that who ever purchased it LOVES it.

Becca said...

So beautiful. Polly also posted about it on her blog last week, and I thought it was just so wonderful that Sienna and Kristen both had trees there.
So sad about that other mother that can't take her baby home with her. I hope she reaches out eventually for support.

Lindsay Quinney said...

What a great way to show you and Quin how much they love and support you guys and Sienna. The tree looks beautiful!

Jenny said...

Really beautiful...Sienna's tree was just perfect!

Rachel W. said...

That tree looks so beautiful! Sounds like you have such a great family who cares so much for you guys and your sweet Sienna. I love the tree skirt!

The Stones said...

Such a pretty tree. We went Wed., I am bummed I didn't see it. Cade lost interest after we made it through the big trees so we only made it through a row or two of the other trees. I love the lamby!

Angie said...

Oh how sweet! What a great idea and what a special tribute to you and Sienna! Do you know who bought it? I have my ideas...

Jeana said...

Her tree is just beautiful, what wonderful family you have. I'm so glad you were able to see it. I'm so sorry that you hurt your knee, I hope it heals quickly. Let me know when you start running again, I really want to go with you.

klarsen said...

Beautiful Tree! I wanted to tell you that you won the candleholder on my blog yesterday. Please email me when you get a chance of what you would like on it (Sienna and what symbol?) Also your address. Lots of love, Katy hannahshonor@yahoo.com

Diane said...

Teresa~ Sienna's tree is beautiful. It's so good to see you smiling. You have been on my heart alot lately and I have been praying for you. My heart aches for you as we have also buried 23 of our children, 3 sets of twins, out of 20 pregnancies I have rocked 3 babies. Many of our children died as Sienna in utero and all we could do was cry out to God. Please know I am praying for you as you walk this journey God has laid before you. May you feel his presense every step of the way. Wishing you and your famly a very merry Christmas. Please feel free to email me if you ever need to talk. Much Love.