I've decided to add a more personal touch to my blog with the hope that I will blog more often and provide you with a glimpse into my life.
This week I want to post about my friend's son's (Blake) 1st birthday. This was a unique birthday because Blake is an angel baby. He passed away in the womb the day before his due date, one year ago. Tragic. His parents, Amanda and Zach, are amazing people. I was Amanda's youth leader when she was in middle school many years ago. I had not seen or talked to her for probably a good 10 years after she moved up into high school. We reconnected through tragedy when my husband and I delivered our baby girl, Dailee Christine, still-born as well. I'll talk more about that later, right now I still want to talk about Blake's birthday.
We also each brought a gift for a one year old boy. These gifts are being donated to the Livermore Pregnancy Center on East Ave. and will be given to kids in need of them.
As much as Amanda did not want us to cry, I had a hard time holding back the tears. Blake not being here reminded me of our own loss and about how our Dailee is not here either. I cried when I thought about them playing together in Heaven. I cry when I think about the joy of being with our babies again.
The publisher of the magazine that I shoot for asked if I would write an article about Dailee. The theme for February's issue is "Share the Love." She asked to use the picture I took of Dailee as well. Of course I said yes; anything I can do to honor our little girl.
Ashlee, as i read this it brought me to tears. I felt the same way at Blakes birthday. Crying to myself behind my glasses, not wanting to upset the others because this is meant and was such a great day to celebrate Blakes life and not a day to be sad. I couldnt help but also think about our little angels in heaven who i know are all friends and brought their mommys together for the best suppost as well.
Your story so touched me and made me cry. Yes indeed she is learning from Jesus and what stories she will tell you when you are all together again.
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