Sometimes there are days or dates that make us stop and reflect on things in our life. Today is my Emery’s angelversary. Last year I bawled hysterically, locking myself in the bedroom to weep as it had been a year since we lost her. This year I decided I would not cry, not that I’m not sad or hurting, but that in some small way, she made me stronger. I sit here typing this post completely grateful for all my life experiences, good and bad, because they have made me into the person I am today. Sometimes through death we come to realize and appreciate how precious life really is.
I appreciate those in my life more now than before. Especially my Hubby. I know I gush about him quite a bit on here, but man, I am very very lucky to have him. It’s almost been 7 years since we first met and as time goes on we become stronger and stronger. He is my best friend, the person I can rely on and no matter what happens in our life, I know at the end of it, he will still be there. He loves me, and I mean really loves me. There are days when I’m absolutely spent, hair a mess, no make up, wearing nothing but track pants and a bummy old t-shirt, haven’t showered and stressed to the max and I will sometimes catch him smiling at me. And not the smile that means he’s laughing at me and how I look, but smiling because he loves me. He has seen me at my worst, held me when I’ve cried, laughed at our best and for those simple reasons is why I love him more than I have ever loved anyone. He is a good man and I hope that everyone can find someone who makes them as happy as he makes me.
Then there are my children. Oh my Princess, what a character. I have watched her grow for the last 4 1/2 years and I am so proud of the little person she is becoming. Nothing can make me feel better than when I’m lying in bed and she climbs in and wraps her little arms around my neck and snuggles in close and dozes off to sleep. Her tiny hands, dimples, wild curls and long lashes, oh I could stare at them for hours. And now that we are anxiously awaiting our Rainbow, who lets me know he is growing big and strong with each kick and flip, I can say that being a parent is both exhausting and rewarding at the same time. My children are my everything and I cannot wait to watch them grow and experience all their firsts. I am in love and loved, and for that I am very grateful.
My Emery has taught me how to be resilient, how to heal, and most of all, how to pick myself back up and carry on. There isn’t ever a day that she doesn’t cross my mind and maybe that is her way of saying “I’m still here.” So today I will not mourn her passing, but celebrate her life, no matter how short it was, because after all she “was the one who heard what my heartbeat sounds like from the inside.”