Sunday, February 28, 2010

11 Months

It's been 11 months now since Carleigh's birth. There's really not much to say. Anthony and I are doing well. We've pretty much found our normal again (or as normal as it can be). We don't talk of Carleigh as much as we used to but she's still very much in our thoughts and hearts. I still look at her pictures and listen to her playlist a lot. It seems like it was so long ago when we had those moments with her.

We (I) are busy right now planning for Carleigh's first birthday and then the March for Babies walk. There's a lot to do! Plus, I am becoming more involved in Sufficient Grace Ministries, which is really great!

I haven't been blogging here as much or visiting other babylost blogs as much as I used to. I am at the point in my grief journey now where I just don't need it as much as I used to. I spent a lot of time on the computer with blogs and away from my family for many months and I am now ready for that to change. They are more important to me than anything on here. There are still things that I want to share on here for my own remembrance that I will get to eventually. Also, I won't be leaving completely. I just won't be around as much as I used to.

19 comments:

Amy B said...

Just wanted you to know I visit your blog often. My beautiful 4 month old nephew passed away a few months ago from the simple Flu. Grief is so hard. Your blog is a beautiful tribute to your daughter.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

So glad you're serving with us! And...go glad you're taking time with your family right now...living is important! =)

Love to you...

The Blue Sparrow said...

Holly, I think it's great that you've progressed to this point! We'll all miss ya, but I agree, time with your family is just more important. *HUGS*

Just Breathe said...

I think that is a good plan. I too need to get back into life and away from my desk. The days are fun and fly by but I am not living my life the way I should be. Look forward to reading your posts when you do them. Glad your working with Sufficient Grace Ministries, that is really awesome.

April said...

I hope your preparations are coming together nicely! We will be releasing a balloon for Carleigh here in WI!

Jill said...

I'll be releasing a balloon for Carleigh on her birthday!

{:miss v:} said...

I'm glad you're in a better place in your grief. I'll be praying for you as Carleigh's 1st birthday approaches.

Andrea said...

Holly,

I'm ever grateful to know you and to have been a part of Carleigh's story. Her story lives on through the lives she touched...she has a legacy :)

How full of happiness I am for you and Anthony and little growing baby girl. I commend your efforts in being able to distance yourself from the pain that grief brings and your WILL to move on and KNOW that you can still honor Carleigh by not dwelling here. God is good.

Wishing you much peace, remembering Carleigh always and continued prayers.

xoxo

Jennifer Bovee said...

I'm so happy that your heart is healing. I know you will always carry the memory of your little girl in your heart, but I think it is wonderful that you realize how important it is to give time to your family here on earth as well. I wish you all the best.
Blessings,
Jenn

HappyascanB said...

Praising God for bringing you so far in a short time. YOU are an amazing testiment of God's faithfulness, Holly. Continue to let Him lead you, and He'll be sure to bless you abundantly! Much love!!

Sherry said...

Can't wait for the party! We are going to have our own Carleigh bday party here! (Since we are in Kansas!) I am excited! I am going to have cupcakes made and get ballons. My kids and I are very excited to honor this first birthday of a sweet little girl!!!!

I am glad you are spending more time with family :) I am glad you have made so much progress!!!!

With Out My Punkin said...

You know I was thinking the same things the other day...I have begun to heal and Kasey is part of our everyday life, but I don't need the support like I did before...

AKD said...

I'm so glad that you're able to spend the time with your family that you need and that makes you feel good. Thinking of you and Carleigh.

~J's Mommy~ said...

Sounds like you are doing great! I'm glad to see that!

croleyc69 said...

Sounds like you are doing great and I'm glad. The kids and I so wish we could come to the party, but we have a lot of special plans cake/balloons for that day. Ridge says take lots of pictures. Also glad your spending more time with family that is soooo important.
I do love reading your blog so much.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

Elizabeth said...

God bless you as you continue on your journey whether here on in the real world. *hugs*

Mary said...

It is good to hear that you are feeling that you need to get back into life. May you continue to be blessed with beautiful days.

Once A Mother said...

So happy for the healing you have found, and I know you will make Carleigh's day beautiful with whatever you are planning.

Cecilia said...

Though I'll miss seeing you on here as often, I'm very happy to hear that you are doing so well!

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