Jakin's first birthday in Heaven (aka Thanksgiving Day) has come and gone and I haven't had a chance to post about it. It was a hard day. Much harder than Shyla's first was. Maybe because on her first we had the hope for him...I'm not sure...but we did spend much time together as a family. I cried when I needed to cry and we took him a balloon and visited the cemetery. I also spent most of the morning making the Christmas saddles for their rocks. Complete with white poinsettias (and a pink and blue one too!) glitter and a sparkling dragonfly each.
It was a long day and honestly, I'm kind of glad it has passed. It is so much easier to look on the holidays with Joy after the hardest days have passed and I know that that day was the hardest.
We got our Christmas tree on Sunday and putting the ornaments on is always such a rush of memories. This year was no different. Each ornament was placed with love and a smile. We have so many ornaments from Shyla's first Christmas in Heaven and a few from Jakin's last year as well. Also adorning our tree are ornaments Ethan has picked out every year and a picture from the day he was born. I now also have many of the ornaments from when I was a child. It was a beautiful night decorating the tree (except when the beautiful live tree took a nose dive on me!)
Anyway, I'm still here and I plan on updating again soon.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are preparing for a peaceful Christmas season.