Friday, December 2, 2011

Just Catching Up

My guest post for 12 Days of Christmas with you in Heaven posted today at Small Bird Studios.  I wrote out our Christmas Stocking Project and how much it has blessed us at Christmas time.  I think I will do this again this year...

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.

Much love.


Alissa said...

Hey hun...I know how much you anticipated Jakin's birthday being a hard day. I am so sorry that it wasn't easier. I am glad that you were able to do some things that you wanted to do for him and Shyla. Sending more hugs your way as the holiday season continues. Hoping that some joy enters your world soon.

Melissa said...

I love the decorations for their stones. I am sorry that Jakin's birthday was a hard day, sending you a virtual hug!

Holly said...

Again, I love their decorations! I so need to Carleigh's Christmas flowers up. I want to do that this

Sarita Boyette said...

I love Shyla & Jakin's flowers. You have shown so much love & creativity in making the arrangements. Thinking of all of you with love. (((HUGS)))