The last weeks of 2012 were full of a lot of emotions- joy, celebration, love, hope, sorrow, fear, confusion, to name a few. We spent time with our families, took a big road trip, saw some old friends, talked about a lot things, and ate a lot of good food. I was able to take two weeks off of work. I was so grateful to be able to spend a large chunk of time with my family out on the east coast during that time. And I was blessed by many prayers, thoughtful words, and sweet gestures of love from those around me remembering Naomi and knowing this first Christmas without her would be so hard. It was. But we made it. And the day itself was sweet.
Three days before Christmas was the six month anniversary of Naomi’s Heaven Day. We went to the cemetery.
Then we headed east to my parents’ house. So much precious little boy on the night before Christmas…with his new teddy, his heart bear from Mended Little Hearts in memory of his sister. We bought one for each boy and then gave two of these little bears to other children who are fighting CHDs.
We light our candles and celebrate the Light who has come into our darkness.