Friday, August 13, 2010

Support


My cousin and her family were here for a 3 week visit the beginning of July. They drove in from Colorado and we enjoyed our visit so much. The kids hit it off as though they have been best friends for years!

My cousin hadn't seen Nicholas' garden yet. I was proud to show her and very grateful by her loving response. She sat by Nicholas' Garden on her own for while, really feeling his presence in our family and the strong bond that we share with him. Then she did something that a grieving mother/father often longs for.... she invited her family to sit with us and say a prayer. I can't begin to describe the graciousness, the pride, the love I felt at that moment. Our baby boy was being honoured by people who had never met him. He was being loved and recognized as the beautiful boy that he was. The tears flowed openly, but so did the smiles. I am so very grateful for such wonderful, caring and supportive people in our lives.

7 comments:

Lisette said...

That is wonderful, what a special moment. ((HUGS))

LindaCatherine said...

That must have been so beautiful. It is so nice when family, the people who should be there the most, remember that just b/c Nicholas is gone doesn't mean he was never there. He is a part of your family and love that your cousin treated him that way.

xx, Linda

Melissa said...

That is so nice! I am glad you have people like that in your life.

Sarita Boyette said...

What a wonderful thing for your cousin & her family to do! I completely understand how special that was to you. I'm glad Nicholas visited you a lot this summer with his ladybugs!

Marissa said...

So lucky! What a special moment.

croleyc69 said...

So beautiful and what a great memory that was made.

Caroline

Cristin said...

that is a moment and a friend/cousin to cherish.

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