Saturday, August 29, 2009

5 months

Yesterday it was 5 months since Carleigh's birth.

The day went pretty well. The night before I got a package in the mail that contained the Comfort Bears and the Dreams of You memory books Kelly was sending me. I took them into work and gave them to the Mother Baby Care Unit for families suffering a loss. How fitting that on an anniversary date I was able to do something to help others in Carleigh's memory. The only thing I forgot to do was write letters for the parents that would receive them but I noticed that Kelly provided her blog address and mentioned Walking With You so that made me feel better. I don't know how I managed to forget to do that but I did.

After work I had every intention of heading straight to the cemetery but I realized I was going the wrong way when I was halfway through town so I turned around and on my way to the cemetery I stopped at Swindler & Sons Florist. I thought I'd like to get a flower for Carleigh. So I went in and I got a flower and I went ahead and got my purple balloon to release in memory of Harley (you can still chip in!). I called Anthony to see if he wanted to go out to the cemetery with me and he was home at that point so instead of going out to the cemetery I went home and got Anthony and Kyndra. Then all together we finally went out to the cemetery.

I got an invitation from my blog friend Jenilee earlier in the week for a girl's night out with her awake group and I wasn't sure if I wanted to go seeing that it was an anniversary date (I contemplated staying at home to mope) but I had decided earlier that day to go. So once I got home from the cemetery I got ready for that. I'm so glad I went. It was a great time.

The day before Carleigh's 5 month anniversary I got a lovely email from Tim that I really appreciated. (Thank you Tim and Carey!) I can't begin to tell you how nice it is when someone remembers such an important date. Tim also sent me a couple pictures and here is two of them. One is Carleigh's name on the fridge, which his daughter Taylor did and the other is Carleigh's name in the sandbox. Even though these pictures aren't on a beach they still mean a lot because I know the love and thoughts behind these actions.

A couple days ago I got an email from Sarah with pictures of Carleigh's name in Kitty Hawk, NC. Thanks so much Sarah!!! Here are a couple of them:

21 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Sending you hugs today. ((HUGS))

Sarah Robbins said...

Happy to do it! Plenty of people are remembering Carleigh's important dates with you. :)

Trisha Larson said...

I took a pic of Carleighs name in the sand yesterday at the beach too but I don't know how to get it off my phone. I'll see if my hubby can help.

Big huge hugs to you!

Trisha

lost--for--words said...

Come to my blog - I did something special for Carleigh yesterday :)

Christina said...

Oh sweet Holly,

Thinking of you and your family today & always.

Mom Putnam said...

How sweet-I thought of Carleigh Friday while you were at work, and when you asked me if I wanted to go to the cemetery with you and Anthony, I thought it was better for the 3 of you to go as a family.
I said a little prayer and had my thoughts of her while you were gone. Bless you Honey!

April said...

How lovely that Kelly's Sufficient Grace items came the same day. I know your Mother Baby Center will be happy to have something so precious to offer. (Not happy to ever have to hand them to parents, but thankful that have a support resource for the grieving families). I am glad this day was over all a pretty good day for you. Seeing Kyndra kissing Carleigh's headstone is so sweet

Kate said...

So sweet! I love the pic of Kyndra kissing the headstone! Hope you had fun at the zoo!

Karen said...

Holly,

I love how you were able to take those things to the hospital for other greiving families. I believe we receive some form of healing when we are able to help others!

I wanted to let you know that I gave you 2 awards on my blog!

Blessings,
Karen

Mary Ellen said...

I am so glad that you went with your friends :-) That is good for a Mommy's soul. I havent see a pick with the vase on Carleigh's stone it is so pretty!

Nickel Pickle said...

Its good everyone got to go to the cemetery together. Carleigh's headstone looks so nice. Love the flowers & that you donated some items for other baby loss mothers!

Monica said...

that is amazing! I love the pictures that your friens sent you! I am in New Mexico and they have a LOT of red sandy dirt out here and I thought about taking a picture of Carleigh's name in it, I think I will. It is no beach but I still think it might be pretty! I love the picture of Kyndra kissing Carleigh's headstone!

Once A Mother said...

Thinking of you as you make your way through another anniversary. Your Carleigh has been on my mind these last few days. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. Hugs.

Raisingarrows said...

It had been a long time since I had stopped by here. Many gentle {{HUGS}} to you. Carleigh is not forgotten.
~Amy @ Raising Arrows

EMILY G. said...

thank you for sharing with us!

Veronica said...

Thought about you today. So nice that you were all able to go to visit Carleigh together. The pic of Kyndra touching her sissy's headstone is precious.

croleyc69 said...

I think of you alot & yesterday especially. Thanx for sharing everything you do & Kyndra kissing the headstone was soooo cute. Glad you could all go together as a family. (( HUGS ))
Caroline

Celia said...

How cool is it that Kelly's bears and books happened to "come" on Carleigh's 5 month anniversary. God is good in that way because I doubt that was by coincidence. I am sure that your Mommy/Baby ward will be very appreciative of that gift in Carleigh's memory.

And how wonderful it is that so many remember Carleigh and do such nice things as a remembrance for you. How sweet!

I thought of you quite a bit on friday and I should have emailed you or called you to let you know you were on my mind. Seems I remember ALL of our anniversaries (yours, PJ's, Misty's & mine).

I'm glad you had a good visit. I also love the pic of Kyndra kissing Carleigh's headstone. So very sweet.

Cecilia said...

Happy Birthday Carleigh!!!

Kelly said...

Been thinking of you and praying for you this weekend...remembering Carleigh with you, sweet friend. I'm so glad that you were able and willing to give the books and bears to the hospital. Praying that they will be a comfort to the families who receive them.

Love you...

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Oops...that last comment was me...signed into my other account...

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