Friday, December 16, 2011

Miss you Dan!

The lights are blinking merrily
The tinsel’s on the tree
It sits there in the window
For all the world to see.

... The house is filled with holly
And pinecone scents the air
The Christmas cards keep coming
Each one is hung with care.

The gifts are tied with ribbons red
And topped with pretty bows
I’m done with all the details
As far as Christmas goes.

The fire is softly glowing
I think about your touch
But Christmas isn’t Christmas
I miss you oh, so much.

If I could have just anything
My Christmas wish would be
To wake up in the morning
And find you here with me.

Staring at your picture
I long to be set free
Tonight the tears are streaming
As I hold it next to me.

Flakes of snow swirl through the air
I’m braced for stormy weather
I wait for brighter days ahead
When we can be together.

So hold a place in heaven dear
Someday when life is through
I’ll be the Christmas angel
Who shares this day with you.
-Author Unknown
Mommy misses you so much Dan! I hope you know how much I think about you and long to hold you again.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Miracle Dan

Yesterday Dec 5 2011, Dan's memorial was finally placed. We love it so much! It is exactly how we wanted it to look. It is perfect for our perfect angel. We couldnt have done such an amazing memorial without all of the donations to the Miracle Dan Fund. So I want to thank all those who made a donation. We couldnt have done something so beautiful without your help! Thank you so much!

Dan is one loved little boy! We miss him so much!!!!!

I love this picture. Ever since we were able to release a butterfly in honor of Dan at the IHH Angel Ceremony I think of Dan everytime I see a butterfly. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!

"Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.

Yes thats right! Dan is sending down a brother or sister to his parents! We are so excited and can't wait for this next chapter. (yes we are also scared, but praying that things will go well!)

Our lives has been full of changes this year. Ups and downs. We are grieving the loss of our first child, and preparing for the arrival of our second. Baby #2 is due June 30, 2012.