Thinking back to Daniel's delivery day is always hard. For years I put off completing his "baby book" because it was just so hard to look at all his precious little pictures and to try to find the words to explain how we were feeling in order to write them down in his album. So his book is mainly photos, with some sweet notes here and there. Some emotions are just too complex to put words to. But boy do we love our sweet son, and we miss him like crazy.
Today I'm thankful for all the sweet people in our lives who have loved our precious Heaven babies and who still love them. As a mother who has lost children it means the world to me when people still remember our children who have passed away. Of course it's tough to have to go through all the sad emotions that a day like today brings, but I'd rather feel like my very soul is a brick in my chest than to try to forget and stuff the emotions.
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4)
If the laughing and dancing is anything like the weeping and mourning then it's going to be one heck of a party when we get to Heaven and get to embrace our sweet babies again!
We love you so much, sweet Daniel. And we remember your amazingly precious life.
Your Mommy, Daddy, and little brothers Johnathan & Eli