Friday, April 22, 2011

Random: Easter

I've had two friends mention this past week that they know someone who has lost recently, or will inevitably lose their baby. It shook me a bit, tapping into those feelings I've compartmentalized since Simon has been here. Reminders of those moments of raw pain and grief...knowing that two families will suffer and everything in their lives will be touched by this event. One of my friends asked me if I'd do a family painting for the family she knew about.

I'm humbled when I'm asked to do a family painting for someone. I feel it's a small way of showing the world that the child is remembered...that they are a viable part of one's family. I had sold them on etsy, but that slowly ground to a halt during the stress of my pregnancy and grieving. I feel I'm getting back into a rhythm, or even a desire to be creative again. Simon takes a lot of time (which I'm more than happy about), but I want to be able to do these paintings's a very small way to help families remember. If you, or someone you know might be interested, please check out my etsy shop.


The frilly dresses and excitement for Easter still leap out at me. Having a boy, you don't get as excited as a parent in regards to what he'll wear to Easter family functions or church or whatnot. I don't know if it's a more religious based tradition, so it may not be something a percentage of people do...but in my life experience, each year little girls get dresses for Easter.

So, it's yet another bittersweet experience: Sadness in missing out on life with Lyra, and excitement for Simon's first Easter. We have a good friend coming to visit this weekend, so that will be enjoyable too. 

Wishing you all peace and calm for this weekend.


  1. Peace and calm to you too honey.
    I get the little dress thing, it still kills me. Just yesterday , shopping with my eldest, we and avoided the little girl section of the store, browsed the little boy section,(which was half the size) were dissapointed by everything on sale there, so left empty handed.

  2. I love that you will be opening your shop again...that makes my heart full because I know how much it means to you. Thinking about our two little girls this Easter with their frilly dresses in a different world. Missing what could have been too. ((Hugs))

  3. I'm glad to hear you're opening up your etsy shop again, you have a such an incredible gift that I'm certain will be a blessing to those families you touch. The Easter dress thing makes me sad many what could have beens. I wonder in another life would we have met and been friends if we both still had our little girls? What strange directions our lives have taken us in. Hoping you're able to find peace this Easter ((hugs))

  4. Little girls clothes. I know. I don't know when they ever wont sting, even if I do get another girl some day.