Thursday, March 26, 2009

Under the Tree - March

These are my answers to the March Under the Thee Gathering, if you want to know more about the Under the Tree Gatherings you can visit here. Thanks again Carly, I think this an amazing thing! And Thanks to those reading, it is nice to know you are there!

Do you have a special place in your home for your baby/ies? What is it like? Do you have any rituals that you perform in memory of your baby/ies?
I must admit when I first read this question I said to my self "No! No! How can I not have a place for Adison & Lillian", but then I remembered I do have a place! It is a new addition to the house, Mr. K and I just finished it a week or so ago!
I sent the images of the girls names in the sand (Thanks again Carly!) to the photo lab, framed, and hung them in our bedroom. And every night before I go to bed I blow the girls a kiss! I miss them, but now I feel like they are closer...that they are with us more these days!

If you believe in an afterlife, do you receive signs from your baby/ies? Have you ever felt their presence? Do you find them in nature? Do they visit you in your dreams?
I most defiantly believe in an afterlife, I believe that our girls have some very special people taking care of them, while we are apart. And that one day we will all be reunited. I see "signs" from them all over the place, just this morning I noticed two perfect little roses budding together on my rose bush outside of the kitchen window, and it made me smile and think of them! (I would take and post a picture but, it is raining like you would not believe outside!)
I have started dreaming about Adison & Lillian almost nightly, it is so strange...some of the dreams are just them playing and others are images of "milestones"- the first day of school, Christmas, and learning to ride there bikes! At first I would wake up and feel sad, but the last few nights there have been other children in the dreams too, and I wake up with a feeling that everything is going to be ok...and that they know we love them!

Do you have a special poem, song, prayer or quote in memory of your baby/ies?
Quotes and songs are the hardest for me. But I love the quote we chose for the memorial service booklet: Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever...
I loved it from the moment I read it (we have debated on putting it on the monument)
This is so true, they will never leave my heart. When I first went back to work I had a customer tell me that she and her husband had gone threw a similar situation twenty years earlier, she said, "the pain is long gone, but I will never forget, my twins are always in my heart"
And there are probably a million songs that make me think of them, a million to many for me just to pick one.


angie said...

i love the wall you made for your girls. it is stunning. i always thought that if i asked carly to write lucia's name in the sand, i would frame it and hang it somewhere prominent in my house. they are beautiful. i just want to offer how very sorry i am, since this is the first i am posting to your blog. sending you many hugs.

2feetonearth1inthestars said...

The wall you have for your girls is breathtakingly beautiful and put tears in my eyes

Heather said...

I love this project. And I wanted to thank you for your comments on my blog. I had the same reaction as you about the "place" I started to panick and think "I don't have a place!?!" But then I realized he's all over this house. THe word print from my cousin is in the dinning room here right next to my PC. You can't walk through the house with out seeing his name. His memory box is in my scrapbook room in plain sight. His memory lies in my bed each night. His face is in my husband. His personality (what I imagined) is in my daughter. And his memory is all over my face. Usually in the form of tears, but once in a while in the form of a slight smile. I envy you and your dreams. I've not had one. Not one. I prayed for them. I begged for them. Not a one came to me. I am holding out hope for them. I believe in an afterlife too, but I can't "see" my Logan anywhere. I read about this so much, but I've never personally experienced it. I hold out hope for that too. I love the pictures on your wall. I requested Logan's name this very week. I think I will do the same thing. I love the writting you put with them. It certainly memorializes them. I would like to do the same. I am so sorry for your heartache.

Amy Jo said...

I love that you had the photos framed. Carly did the same for me, but I wouldn't know how to begin getting them sent off. If you have a minute, could you fill me in on how you did that? I am totally computer illiterate!

Sara said...

Your wall is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Emalee said...

Thank you for sharing your answers! I love the photo wall it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I was talented like that! I should do something. I have my sand written name on the wall. I also have a tile hanging by it that says the best way to feel heaven in your home is to have someone you love in heaven. I saw that at the quilted bear, a craft store we have in Utah I am not sure if they have it else where. Anyways I had to buy it! anyways my prayers are with you and your husband.

Danielle Holsapple said...

Your wall is amazing! So beautiful! I also love the quote you used....(HUGS) Thanks for sharing under the tree.

Jus and Kat said...

I love the framed pictures and quote on your wall, that's so beautiful! Did you do that yourself (paint the quote)? You did an amazing job, thanks for sharing under the tree with us!

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