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!