What gives me hope? Well, there are a few things, the first being my husband, my family and the friends that have helped me encounter the hardest thing I have ever had to do. They are all the reason I have gotten to where I am today, with my chin up. That doesn't happen every day, but it does most days.
Second, I have hope because of these two sweet little boys, my sons. One I get to hold in my arms, the other I can only hold in my heart.
The other thing that gives me hope is this amazing community of parents, all doing the same thing sharing their children, their feelings, their fears and just this: their hopes. I read posts and on bad days wish that I could take away the author's pain, and share the tears. On good days, I wish I was closer so I could give them a hug, or they could see my smile when reading their posts! I am grateful to have connected with so many people that think the same things when they read my posts.
Participating in this Blog Hop from Franchesca was fitting as I reflected yesterday on all of the parents and all of the babies I have learned so much about in the process of grieving my precious River. I want to share this with all of you, and I think it is perfect timing!
These are flowers I received for my 30th birthday. They are so beautiful, and I thought that I would share them with River. I wrote names of the babies I believe have become his friends in Heaven on the petals.
I hope that this gives others hope, knowing that I (and many others) are thinking of you and your children, on a daily basis. I am not a daily blogger, but I check often for updates and read what others have posted. I appreciate being able to connect with you, and to know that I am not alone. I hope that you don't feel alone either. This is my hope for all of us in handling the grief we carry with us every day. On that note, I would like to share one last photo of "The Bluebird of Happiness" that I received as part of this beautiful flower arrangement.Wishing you happiness & hope in knowing our children will not be forgotten.