Monday, January 19, 2009

Cameron's Amazing Book Club...

Today, marks the 3 year anniversary of when Cameron Averitt Bobbitt went to be with Jesus. She was 5 years old. Our family gathered, yesterday, to celebrate Cameron's life. There is no doubt that Cameron is missed by her family and friends. Her mother was sharing with us, that she still thinks about her baby girl, every single day. Her grandfather spoke on the subject of HOPE. As he was speaking, the following song came to mind. Let us not forget, that as Christians, we can BELIEVE WITH HOPE that we will see Cameron again...face to face!

With Hope

Steven Curtis Chapman

This is not at all
How we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
But now you've gone away

And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can Take away the pain
The pain of losing you

And we will cry with hope
We can say good-bye with hope
'Cause we know our good-bye is not the end
And we will grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say ' well done.'
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now your home
And now your free

In December 2006, family & friends started a book club in Cameron's honor. It was inspired by her grandmother, who is a reading specialist. The neat thing about the book club is that Cameron's parents (Susan & Derrick) personally distribute all donated books to schools, hospitals, libraries, medical clinics, shelters, etc. It's their hope that in receiving these books, children will share in the legacy of the joy of reading the way that Cameron did.

We're sure Cameron is smiling down, each time a child receives a book. :)

So today, in honor of Cameron, we will mail some of our favorite books to Susan & Derrick. Feel free to join us. You can find more info HERE.

Love to all,
Alex & Jill


Stephanie said...

What a wonderful thing to do!!! As a teacher who loves to read I think that spreading the joy for reading is GREAT! There are so many children out there that do not have books of their own in their homes! What a wonderful way to honor your niece!

Shannon said...

That is such a great thing to do! I absolutely love that song.

Eric and Emily said...

What a beautiful little girl, what a great way the book club honors her life!

Jen and Jared said...

Thanks for the comment... I wish we had gotten the tickle incident on video as well.... maybe sometime in the future it will happen again and we can video it then. :) And apparently it is common for the Averitt boys to "hit" their wives while in bed...

Love ya girl,

Faith said...

How sweet! She is beautiful and I love the way you all are honoring her life.

becca said...

oh. I didn't know you lost a niece. I am so sorry. I guess we were neighbors then too, but I didn't know you. Odd to think just how much can go on a few feet away but you are totally clueless about.