This time of year always has me thinking about "What If...". This season was different I will admit, but still thoughts of my babies lost bombarded me as I decorated the Christmas tree. I'm very blessed to have family that remembers my babies and chooses to acknowledge them.
Two things happened this year that really made my heart smile and choke up at the same time. The first one was as I was decorating the tree, Foxy (my husband) was staring intently and I defensively asked what he was staring at!! He commented, "Layla and Michael". I had put the ornaments that I had done for them myself. Foxy doesn't speak about the babies much, and I don't expect him to, I know he thinks of them often and is sad about them too. Sometimes the acknowledgement is very fulfilling for me and makes me feel not alone!
Then later as my sister was helping me decorate the tree she said, "Layla and Michael sure do have a lot of ornaments!". Yes, they do! They are special and loved and taught me so much throughout the past 4 years. I appreciate that they are remembered, honored, and spoken of by name.
The next ones are from the annual walk to remember held here in Tyler to honor lost babies at our Children's park! I've actually not been able to make it to one, but got these ornaments last year!
These are from my sweet Kindred Spirit, Andrea, and I cherish her remembering my babies!!!
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