Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's Been 3 Years

Yesterday we celebrated a life, not a life that we knew out of utero but a life non the less. Charlsie Grace has been gone for 3 years now, she was my daughter and my children's sister. It's funny I always imagine, every year, how we will celebrate her life, it never turns out how I imagine it, but every year it's perfect.

This past year has been easier in terms of her death, I don't cry quite as much, but I still do cry. Yesterday I thought I would have some time to look over her pictures, remember her birth, and think about the short 32 weeks I had her inside of me. Instead (and I smile as I write this) I was snuggling and nursing 2 teething babies who were a bit misserable and in need of mommy love. I finally made it to Wal Mart at about 6pm to get the necessary items for the celebration. Wasn't what I had planned but that's ok. We have added another member to our family since last year so Baby Charlsie has another brother. This yearly tradition of remembering our daughter and sister has turned into a really special family time. I want my children to remember their sister, she is still part of our family even though she is up in heaven.

Can you see the balloon? Every year we write a special message to baby Charlsie and send the balloons up up up and away!

The kids getting ready to send off their baloons.

Eating cream puffs!

Sweet Lainey not feeling so hot!

Having fun in the sun, it's a Celebration of life after all!


Blogger Beach said...

Awww so sweet that you honor her this way!
Hugs, :) Heather S.

3:13 PM

Blogger Best Life said...

I love that. It's so great for the kids to know how important she was. Lisa~

4:33 PM

Blogger ~kristi said...

I am so sorry. What a great way to remember her.

7:15 PM

Blogger Grateful for Grace said...

I'm so glad you do this! What a blessing. ((((hugs)))

7:41 PM

Blogger The Stoddard's said...

We love it! So glad that you share with us your precious moments of remembering her. Tell the kids hi and we miss them...they look like they are growing up fast!

7:21 AM

Blogger Hewitt's said...

What a great way to remember Charlsie Grace for you guys and the kids. Had a few tears coming when I read this.

God Bless,
Becca Hewitt

2:23 PM

Anonymous Kelsey said...

I am so sorry for your loss, what lovely ways to remember a life.

10:13 AM

Blogger The Praying Chicken said...

Such a sweet way to honor her memory that is forever in your hearts.

Get back to blogging my new friend. ; P

8:10 PM

Blogger Jamie Jo said...

I was just rereading this tonight as I think of you in your current crisis, and I am holding you and Mike and the kids in prayer. So sorry for your loss. Please recover quickly and completely, Charlsie. You are loved.

4:20 PM


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