Good morning all. First, I want to say thank you for all of the support I am my family received the last view days. This time of year is always hard and your caring support has made it a bit easier.
I told all of you yesterday that I was going to try something new to celebrate my Israel’s birthday. I am happy to say that this new tradition was a success. For those of you who might have missed my previous posts, yesterday was the birthday of my 2-year-old that passed away on August 17, 2008. I decided to celebrate his birthday by having my older children talk about their favorite memories of him to their siblings that are too young to have known him.
This was a fantastic experience. We discussed the many things that we enjoyed about our time with our little angel. We laughed, cried, and laughed some more. At the end of it all I found that this is the happiest birthday I have had for my little boy since his passing. I felt closer to my children and feel that the younger ones actually have a sense of who their brother was and what he meant in our lives.
I would recommend this for anyone who is suffering the loss of someone they cared about. No matter who they were, take the time to celebrate what made them important in your life. The feeling of peace that I have this morning is a testament to how well this therapy session of sorts went for me. I have not smiled during these two weeks of the year since his passing, and I am grateful to God for giving me the idea the other night.
Though a loved ones passing effects each person differently, the one thing that every grieving person has in common is the sense of loss. I had this sense of loss lifted a bit yesterday by appreciating what I gained in the short time my son was here with me.
Again, I would like to remind you all to tell those that you love how much they mean to you. You may not get another chance.
As always inspire to be inspired and never forget to live for the now and love for eternity.