Tuesday, January 22, 2013

6 years...

364 days of the year, we are so grateful for what Sophie gave to us, both as parents and as a family.  The love, the understanding, the awareness, the patience, the ability to be in the moment...all these are things that we feel so much more deeply than before she was born.  For 364 days of the year, we can look up and see her in the brightest stars, the most beautiful rainbows, and the passing butterflies.  We can hear her sparkle in her brother's laugh and see her glow in her baby sister's smile.  For 364 days of the year, we can relish each moment with the two little ones who never would have been and the two older ones who continue to enjoy doing random acts of kindness in their missing sister's name.  For 364 days of the year, we are okay.  We the survivors of this sad and unfortunate event and we are stronger for it, negotiating the grief journey with apparent ease as we move farther and farther from the point of impact.  Yes, for 364 days out of the year, there are games to be played, songs to be sung and adventures to have...but not today.  Today we just miss our little girl.  Happy Birthday, Sophie.

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