Thursday, January 24, 2008

Honoring sweet Julian "JuJu"....

Most of you that know me well (and for those who don't) I always pray for God to lead my hand when I'm creating my jewelry. Hence, the name Faith Creations, LLC. Today, was one of those days where HE brought it all together for me in a special way.
If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know that a very special 4 year old boy with brain cancer went to be with Jesus this week. His family is a very inspiring to me because they have fought the good fight of faith where Julian is concerned. Mimi, his mother stood along side her sweet boy and unselfishly prayed God's will be done.
God chose to call one of his special angels home. Julian is now disease free and is perfect in all ways. He watches over his family and his brothers from above. He runs on streets of gold and all his friends are angels. Around Christmas time my good friend Michelle featured Julian's story on her blog (My Semblance Of Sanity) and she raised $2000+ for Julian to have a miracle Christmas this year. She did it by auctioning off a piece of cheese in the shape of a cross that "appeared" at the bottom of her pan one morning while making cheesy eggs for her kiddos.
You can read more about his story and more comments from Mimi on Michelle's blog (My Semblance Of Sanity). The family is grieving over the loss of their sweet boy, but they rejoice knowing that God is in control and that he has healed Julian.
God put it on my heart to create a very special piece for Mimi. HE helped me design this today 100% of the way. Let me explain. There is such significance in this necklace/pendant.
  • Julian's picture shows his beautiful face-The face of an angel, God's angel.
  • Back of the pendant has Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. At Julian's funeral someone commented that Julian looked like he was in a treasure box in the casket. God lead me straight to this scripture. Julian is God and Mimi's treasure. No wonder why he looked like he was in a treasure box. Also, the verse is symbolic because Mimi's treasure (Julian) is now in heaven, where HER heart is also.
  • The pendant is 2 x 2 inches....2 +2=4. Four is the age Julian was.
  • The silver heart that dangles from the bottom of the pendant says: "I am loved". Oh, how true this is. Julian is so loved by so many.
  • The pendant is strung on a strand of semi-precious turquoise stones, which comprise the necklace. Julian is PRECIOUS in God's sight and his families.

It was my honor to create such a beautiful rememberance piece for Mimi. I will be mailing it out to her tomorrow. If you will join with me in prayer for the Avery family. Their loss is great at this time. It is my sincere prayer that God will give them comfort during this difficult time.

Although, I've never met Mimi I admire her reliance on God for all of life's twists and turns. She has strengthened my faith and encouraged me in my walk.

Thank you Mimi!

Fly high, sweet Angel JuJu...


Julie said...

That was really special. I know that God holds our tears in the palms of his hands, and let me tell you, it's good to know He's got BIG hands! I've shed numerous tears for the Avery family, and I've never even met them.
My babies and I wore yellow today for Julian, and tonight I was able to tell my 2 oldest about this little boy who stole hearts all over the world!

Patty said...

Oh my, I am crying all over again. Such a precious gift you are giving to Mimi, I am sure she will love it.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saša G. said...

What a precious gift for Mimi! And You, Heather are a gift to be treasured:)

Joy said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do.. Bless you.

Leayellowrose said...

Hmmm!! Some little bird sent me here...HOW BEAUTIFUL !!!And I thought I was out of tears!!!

lots of love