But, I must confess that I have my moments when the sight of your angels brings me to a new bout of tears - a fresh well I thought had run dry.
This week, it happened twice - induded by their dates. I realized just how entwined your children become with my life as I read that Ty entered and left this world on my third daughter's birthday. My breath caught, tears welled - then the smile. And then, I saw sweet Tessa who was born on that same day and died only 11 days later, on my second child's birthday.
It was too much. I allowed the tears to fall. Tears that said, How could we have been celebrating another year of Bear's or The Comedian's lives while these parents were sitting in shock - in a living hell - somewere else in the country?
I know it happens everyday. I mourn that reality. But it leaves me even more grateful that you are willing to share your children with me - for never again will I take those days for granted, celebrate just for the sake of birthday cake - without memory of your children causing that bittersweet smile in my heart.
And now - The Angel Wall - (as always, please take a moment with each name and date to remember both the baby and the parents who miss them)
WE REMEMBER WITH LOVE:
Owen Anil - b/d January 31st, 2009
Baby O - March 14th, 2008
Austin Nicholas Barthen - Born: 2/26/81 Died: 9/16/05
Tessa Marie - Born: January 26th, 2009 ~ Died: February 6th, 2009