Wednesday, October 28, 2009

7 months

Today it's been 7 months.

It's been a good day. My mood has been quite cheerful. Thank you to everyone who let me know you remembered my daughter's special day. You know who you are. ;)

I brought a little pumpkin into work to write Carleigh's name on. I planned on visiting her at the cemetery after I picked up Kyndra from the sitter's. So I picked up a black permanent marker and diligently wrote her name on the pumpkin. I think I did a pretty good job, not to brag or anything, but it isn't the easiest thing to write on a bumpy, round pumpkin!! (I may have cheated a little by looking at a font from Microsoft Word. Do I still get credit for doing it freehand?)

Kyndra was excited as always to go to the cemetery. I asked her if she wanted to go see Carleigh and she said "yeah" and said Carleigh's name in her cute little way. She said it the best she has so far. It kinda sounded like "Cahr-kee". Just melts my heart! Once we got to the cemetery, she went right to where Carleigh is. She wouldn't even stop to let me give her Carleigh's pumpkin!

When I gave her Carleigh's pumpkin I had to snap a few pictures of her with it.

We walked around the cemetery a little bit with the pumpkin. We covered so much ground in that little cemetery that I was able to find 23 graves of babies. A couple were 2-3 years old. And that's just the stones I was able to read. The cemetery has a section of really old graves that you really can't read too well anymore because of wear and moss. Kyndra sure had a lot of fun exploring. She picked up a few nuts and leaves along the way.

I finally decided it was time to go so we went back to Carleigh and Kyndra (reluctantly) gave her the pumpkin. She really wanted to leave with it but I told her it had to stay. I actually had to put her in her car seat and take the pumpkin back because she wanted it.

Happy 7 months in Heaven, Carleigh! We love you and miss you!


Mom Putnam said...

I am looking at the sweet pictures of Kyndra nd the pumpkin and listening to the music on the web and it has brought a flood of tears to my eyes. Can't help it, it just does.
Love you Honey, and know your mother hasn't forgotten

Lauren said...

Thinking of you today. The pumpkin looks great, and it is a sweet idea. Hugs!

Franchesca Cox said...

You did such a good job with Carleigh's name! And, yes, I think you get credit for freehand. =)

The pictures are so sweet of Kyndra and the pumpkin!

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

You did WAY better than me with the pumpkin!! You rock! :) And those pics of her sis with the pumpkin are adorable. Thinking of Carleigh on her 7 month! <3

Kate said...

I thought you stamped her name on it, good job free handing it! Carleigh is as much alive today as she was 7 months ago, we will never forget Holly! Love ya!

croleyc69 said...

I love that pumpkin you did a AWESOME job and Kyndra so cute with that pumpkin. Great idea too do that
Thinking of you and Carleigh always.

HappyascanB said...

Sending lots of love and hugs your way. . . . You did a fantastic job on the pumpkin!

Christina said...

That is adorable. does Kyndra get a personalized pumpkin too mommy? :0)

Bree said...

You are very talented! I had to use stickers on my pumpkin- my hands are too shaky. Kyndra is adorable. I love the pictures of her with Carleigh's pumpkin.

Cecilia said...

You did a great job, I thought you had glued the letters. Kyndra is adorable as always and such a good big sister!

lost--for--words said...

That is so sweet to take a pumpkin to Carleigh. I really wish that we had a headstone for Freja already. It would make it alot easier to take things to her, although the kids still do crafts for her and we just place them on the ground. Remembering Carleigh with you on her 7-month birthday. Can you believe this much time has passed?!? I remember just like it was yesterday that our babies were born. ((hugs))

Amber said...

I honestly cannot believe it has been 7 months already. Time really flies. You're story still touches my heart. You took some really great pictures of Kyndra and I think you did an awesome job with the pumpkin. Far better than I could ever do. Here's to Carleigh on her 7 month!

Once A Mother said...

what a beautiful way to spend her 7 month birthday. the pumpkin is great... you definitely get credit it looks amazing!

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