March 12, 2013

Yesterday marked another year since we welcomed and farewelled our little Laura.

10 years … such a milestone that for some reason this year seemed so much bigger and tougher than other years.

I am not sure how to articulate the feelings of yesterday – a greater sense of sadness that as time passes her actual presence seems to much further away but also a feeling of gratefulness that we are not still coping with the day to day that comes in the hours, days and months following our loss.

10 years is such a lifetime really when we did only get to spend one full day with her – holding her, talking to her, trying to cram in as many memories as we could in to one short day.  The day will always play out vividly in my mind and while there was much sadness in the room there were also smiles and times of gratitude.

We celebrated at Laura’s special place on Sunday with cake and balloons as we always do.
The weather was magic and Sienna even brought her best friend Tess with us – just like at a real party!

The girls released a balloon each and we left a special “10” balloon and her birthday present by her headstone.
More special memories for our family.

If you would like to read more about my memories from Laura’s birthday each year you can find the posts here or here or here

12 thoughts on “10 Years – Remembering Laura

  1. I’m so very sorry to read of your loss, so long ago and yet so recent.
    I think it is a beautiful tradition to celebrate her short life on the anniversary – and the balloons is a lovely idea.
    It brought a tear to my eye, and I’m ever more grateful for our little boy (3yo).
    Thanks for sharing! xx

  2. What a beautiful way to remember your Laura. It must be a lovely yet sad day but still a very beautiful way to celebrate her short life. It really touched me reading this. Sometimes not words but actions are more important. And the balloons on these pictures say everything…
    Sending much love your way,
    Inge x

  3. Your post made me cry and smile at the same time.What a beautiful way to honour your darling who was and will always be an important part of your lives. I too lost my first child when she was 3 days old and our family together with our 2 beautiful children celebrate her birth and the special place she has in all our lives. it makes us appreciate our beautiful children!!

  4. Oh my goodness, you are more beautiful that I ever imagined. Laura is so lucky to have you as her mama. I’m sure she is so proud of everything you do, and who you are. xxx

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