mem oirs (mem'warz) 1. an autobiography 2. a record of events based on the writer's personal observation and knowledge

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Fave-- GWAP (Gifts With a Purpose)

There are several great ways to spend money on gifts this Christmas that will benefit more than just the recipient... my favorite this year? The Abbey Project.

Abbey Mae was a sweet little girl who was only three days older than my own oldest daughter. Abbey and Sadie were a part of a fabulous dozen of children born about the same time in our community. So we got to know Abbey at our regular playdates.

Just a couple of months before Abbey turned three, Jesus took her home after a tragic pool accident. We've missed Abbey ever since.

I have been AMAZED at the choices Abbey's mom, Amy has made to trust in God and continue to live with joy and a positive outlook after the tragedy. Amy is a pillar of strength and I'm blessed to be her friend. :)

The Abbey Project is a service mission to keep Abbey's memory alive and help people who need it. Currently, Amy is crocheting hats for sale and the money will go toward needs in their community.

You've got to see these hats! They are super adorable and I've already made one order (came in the mail today... I'm just DROOLING!). But I can't show you the hats because the recipients read my blog. ;) I plan to make another order soon to get myself one of these beauties.

Here is just one of the large variety of hats she makes for children up through adults. (And the photos are taken by my fabulous friend Becky who is a great photographer if you need one in NW Washington!)

Go visit Amy's site and read her story. And possibly you'll want to place an order too. Get a GWAP for someone on your gift list this Christmas!


Shelle and Dan said...

I'm totally ordering an owl for my nephew, little Grant's, birthday. These are too cute. Thanks for sharing such a great cause.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful hat for such a wonderful project! Abbey is and was dearly loved!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it always warms my heart when a new friend stops to visit! :) I am also following your blog now as well!!!!

May you be blessed this weekend!

Amy said...

Thank you so much Ang! You are a great friend! Abbey and I were blessed to be a part of the baby group...and the group continues to bless me to this day! Love you!

Becky said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!