Day 12: Article.
Day 13: Book.
These two days are about any book or article that has really helped on my journey of grief. To be honest - I have quite a collection of books on grief, all kindly given to me, that I have never been able to read. At least not yet. There's one in particular I pick up now and then, but it makes me cry and I just don't feel like crying through a book so I put it back on my shelf for later.
There is one beautiful picture book that I love called Mommy Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven. I blogged about it here.
Day 14: Family.
What does your family look like now?
Frank, me, Tabby, Hunter, and Solomon. And Lilly. I tell people that I have 3 children at home and one in heaven. I get very upset if anyone in my family leaves Lilly out in telling how many people we have in our family.
Day 15: Wave Of Light.
October 15 was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Light a candle at 7pm to help create a continuous wave of light around the world for 24 hours.
Day 16: Seasons.
Share what certain seasons or holidays mean to you now.
|Lilly at the pumpkin patch - October 2011|
We feel so blessed to have had Lilly with us for 17 months. That meant she got to celebrate every holiday with us, some more than twice. I already blogged about the significance of the 4th of July and Christmas to me for Day 11 - emotional triggers (Click here to read it.) so I won't repeat it here. But I do think of Lilly and things we did with her all year round.
Day 17: Time.
How long has it been since your child died?
I didn't realize, until I posted this picture, that it was blurry. But it really is better that way because time seem all blurry - all jumbled up - since Lilly died. She died exactly 673 days ago from today. It seems like FOREVER ago. And yet it hasn't even been two whole years. It is very confusing.