Posts Tagged ‘loss of a child’

Celebrating Zack’s 8th Birthday Without Him

Zack and Jayden’s birthday came and went this year with a quiet sadness. Not as heartbreaking as other years and I’m not sure why. Is it that 5 years has passed since we last celebrated together and the pain is less than it was at 4 years, 3 years, 2 years, 1 year? It’s been […] Read more…

Grief is like wearing a new pair of glasses

Grief is like wearing a new pair of glasses that I wear everyday. That’s how I explained it to someone the other day.  It’s a lens through which I now see all aspects of my life. It’s the experience that I can’t escape and that has become a part of who I am. I’m often […] Read more…

A Christmas Prayer just when I needed it most

Having a tough time again this year, when the most beautiful email arrived in my inbox. The incredible minister at my parent’s church in Fenelon Falls (and having just recently baptized Jayden there, it now feels like OUR church too) sent this prayer, just for me and for our family.   So, I wanted to share […] Read more…

March 27th is a special day

Today is always a special day in my heart and in our family.  While there won’t be cake or balloons or any presents, it’s a day that brought us two celebrations in our lives.On March 27th, 2008, our little Zackie got his first hearing aids!  I can’t find that amazing photo and I would have […] Read more…

Treasure Tuesday #2 (#TreasureTuesday)

Remember when I created this new twist on Wordless Wednesday just last week?  This is my way of finding old filed away photos of my beautiful family and sharing them- preserving the memory, telling the story in the photo and sharing something special with my friends.Today’s Treasure Tuesday is this photo from April 2008 (Jayden […] Read more…

A memory quilt made with love

On Christmas morning, I had expected very little in the way of surprises.  I mean, after 13 years of marriage, we usually buy the gifts with each other and then wrap them for December 25th.  What happened after all the other gifts were opened, was beyond my wildest dreams.  Paul had commissioned an amazingly talented woman, […] Read more…

I’m a NEW organ donor…are you?

Post by Sarah Taylor. So this morning, my dear friend Sarah had a post on her Facebook wall (open comments above).  A post that I see her write regularly about the importance of being a donor.  A topic that is close to her heart (and lungs) and the reason she could marry her love, Keith, […] Read more…

Finding Christmas magic

I never want to forget the signs around me.  It’s when I need them most and when I ask Zack for them, that they have been revealed to me.  I write them here to preserve my memory, to share with all of you who may need to believe that signs exist, and to make it […] Read more…

A message to heaven

Last night, we started to decorate for fall and Halloween – my dislike for gravestones on a front lawn is no surprise– but Jayden looked through a few decorations and lost it. When I asked him what upset him so much, it was the gravestone decoration that we had from years ago- the one I […] Read more…

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