George Charles Garman 09/09/09 to 01/29/10

January 29, 2010 our world was turned upside down when our 4 month old little boy earned his wings after a battle with Mitochondrial Disease and awoke in the Lords loving arms.

"Life can not be measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away."

George's Guardian's of Grace Projects

Stocking project is now in full force collecting donations. We have a list of the items we can use. You can also choose to sponsor a stocking in memory or honor of someone else. We will include a paragraph or two in the cards we place in the stockings to let the recipient know about the person that means so much to you. Our paypal account is posted on this page and ready to take donations. Email us for a list of items needed or with any questions or information you would like included on a sponsored stocking/donation.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!

May God be with you and your family this holiday season. Tonight begins our festivities with our church play that I am running. Please keep us in your prayers especially Josh and Mike who are sick and Gabby seems to have a touch of whatever it is. They aren't running fevers so that is great but their congestion is pretty bad and we have been doing nebulizer treatments and smart vest treatments. Hugh unfortunately is working today so he will miss much of the beginning things. After church I will return home with the kids since I don't want the boys getting sicker or getting anyone else sick. Tomorrow everyone comes to my mom's place so there is no avoiding it but I am going to try my best to keep them in bed as long as I can after gifts.

This is our second year without George and the hardest thus far. It has been so hard infact that I have not had it in me to even write about it. By the time I get to it, I am so exhausted on all levels I just go to sleep. Under his tree this year are two gifts from his family. This second year has just been terrible and yet I cannot even believe we are coming to the end of the two year mark. It seems as if yesterday he died. The hard part is that from Sept until February I am just filled with so many mixed emotions and higher anxiety and depression in general. Those are the months he was alive so I have memories to compare to.

Anyway, I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shear Pain

The past two days have been full of heartache and pain for me. So often I find myself choking back tears. Tonight I woke up with George on my mind and just could not go back to sleep. My heart is just aching and writhing in pain. I thought that doing this project would make it easier and in some ways it did and others it didn't. I'm proud of the project and all we did to make this happen however I want my son rather than a bunch of stockings. People say it is a good thing and I know that it was but I want my baby back, not having to remember him this way. Life is so hard to live without him.

For Christmas, I am asking any of you who read this to please leave a message below in the comment section here. Please let us know how George touched your life. I've asked for people to do this sort of thing before and they haven't but I am asking that you take a few moments just to let me know how he has changed your life for the better. I guess in some way I need to know that there is some validation for all this pain that I carry in my heart. Please do this as a gift to me.

Thank You!

I want to thank you all for helping to make this stocking project take off. We were blessed to be able to fill all 100 stockings in George's memory and that of others in heaven. This was the project for us that truly touched our hearts on a different level. We never could have done it without all of those who helped. Below are some pictures of our project. My favorite one is the one of Gabby in our shopping cart full of items for the stockings...her innocence in this all is captured and just precious as we honor her big brother's memory. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!


When little ones leave us we seem to think,
Their lives were somehow incomplete .
Yet, we may not see the role they play
In helping someone else see the way.

Who knows what blessing their life may bring,
Though seemingly such a tragic thing.
For Maybe some lost soul will see
His desperate need of Calvary.

A mom might begin to treasure her role
As she realizes her investment in a soul.
Maybe a dad will spend more time
Making memories versus spending a dime.

Maybe a sibling will stop to pray
Before choosing unkind words to say.
Maybe hurt feeling will begin to mend
To secure their bond with a friend.

Who knows the impact a life can make;
There is a purpose for Heaven’s sake.
So though we hate to say goodbye;
We know that Jesus now holds you nigh!

Video Tributes/Celebration of Life Footage

Here is a link to a video tribute that was made by Richard's dad in memory of George. Get out your tissues!!/video/video.php?v=1360981185308&ref=mf

We Finally have footage from the service up and running:!/video/video.php?v=1368692138077&ref=mf!/video/video.php?v=1368733099101!/video/video.php?v=1368770540037

It is in 4 sections running about 17 mins each. If you were unable to attend, you can now see what you missed. We were so blessed to have everyone there with us in person and in spirit!

Me With My Prince Charming In Front of the Castle

Me With My Prince Charming In Front of the Castle