Abby

Seriously?! How is it possible that you are now eight? I can still remember getting settled into our pre-op room at Christ Hospital, before the c-section to deliver you. I recall how many times I repeated our doctor’s mantra for us, “September 17th is going to be a happy day!” I was afraid to believe […]

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THEN – 7-year-old Sean, on his first day of second grade, and 23-month-old Abby (September 2011) NOW – 13-year-old Sean, on his first day of eighth grade, and 7-year-old Abby, on her first day of second grade (September 2017)

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I was walking up the stairs to check on them, when I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven. I paused on the stairs and quietly listened to the conversation that followed. Abby explained that her sister […]

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Last night, when I tucked you into bed for the last time as a six-year-old, you asked me if it was okay for you to read a book to help you get sleepy. That is one of the biggest changes this year… You can read! And you really enjoy it! You learned so much at […]

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Happy 8th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Eight years later, time goes by fast Got my memories and they will last I try to keep it simple ‘cuz I hate goodbyes I try to keep it simple by telling myself that I, I will remember you and all of the things that we’ve gone through There […]

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Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived […]

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