Gypsy's Travels

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Precious Moments

We left St. Louis this morning, much later than planned of course. Nevertheless, we reached our goal of arriving in Carthage, Missouri, to visit the Precious Moments Chapel. I have been there several times, so I volunteered to keep Junior and let the others enjoy the visit more leisurely.

I am not a collector and only a distant admirer of the Precious Moments collectibles, but the chapel is touching with its paintings and references to children gone from this life all too soon. I cannot imagine the deep grief of a parent who loses a child in its youth.

While Junior munched on an apple, we walked around the small statues in the park outside the main complex. We later walked around a portion of the park inside, and shared a rather incredible sunset. Check out inside photos on ABW's blog.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember the murals at Precious Moments. So very touching. It really makes us stop and count our blessings. I am nejoying reading about all your Christmas activities. The carriage ride sounds wonderful! I'm so glad you and your family were able to make these precious memories.


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