Friday, May 9, 2014

Box Full of Life...

I have a little box that sits high on a shelf in my closet.  Every morning and every night I glance at it. The little box is filled with items from Darcy's death.

Tomorrow is "Darcy's Day" as we call it in our house.  Tomorrow would have been her fourth birthday.  She was born into my arms and God's after five days of hospital labor - just hours before Mother's day in 2010.

Last year at this time I was not in the best place.  Gavin had just died.  Then I was hit with my first Mother's Day without him - and Darcy's third birthday.  

But what a difference a year makes.  I have decided that I will let my thoughts determine my emotions this weekend... instead of the other way around.  

I am choosing to cherish and celebrate the children that are here with me... instead of mourning the ones that aren't.  The children standing in front of me need to know that they are valuable and important and worthy.  


They need to know that my love will not be separated from them by death.
I will think about the children that made me a Mother - all I ever wanted to be.  I will think about why mothering makes me the happiest I've ever been.  

And I will re-think what that little box means to me.

It's a box full of life.


4 comments:

  1. Wishing you the best, most blessed Mother's Day ever.

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  2. Celebrate life! You and your family deserve that. Enjoy those babes this week-end! Also wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Love how you are reframing it. Happy Mother's Day! Savor every minute of the weekend.

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  4. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY KATE ..YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE LOVED BY LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE! HOPE YOU AND ED HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND WITH THOSE CUTIE PIES , THE TWO WITH YOU AND THE TWO WATCHING DOWN FROM HEAVEN ..GOD BLESS.

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