This is definitely an interesting time in our family. In two days, Brian will turn five. And today we are honoring the eight month anniversary of Gavin's death...while simultaneously celebrating Hope's two week birthday.
I don't even know what to say tonight. So I'll share my favorite photos of my favorite girl from her two week photo shoot. It's a lot of photos because it was impossible to choose!!
With her "heartbeat bear" - Bella Bunny. A recording of her actual heartbeat is inside!
The other day, I said to a friend, "I can't believe this is our life."
"Which part?" he asked.
"All of it..." I answered.
We could never have predicted any of this. To lose Gavin so suddenly and then to discover we were carrying Hope so unexpectedly. SO unexpectedly. We could never have predicted the outpouring from people all over the world - people that have been inspired by our little boy who never spoke, but said so much. We could never have predicted how we would get through it all - individually and as a family.
But one thing I definitely predicted? That we would live our lives and grieve our child in a way that would HONOR his life. No other way felt right. And so we do. We live each day...with Hope.