Saturday, March 27, 2010

Advice From A Tree

First, see how pretty their tree is blooming so far :)

3-17-10 3-21-10

Advice From A Tree:

Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots and
Enjoy the view!
~By Ilan Shamir

I thought that was cute, and I needed to find a little inspiration, hope you enjoyed.

Love, Nan xxxooo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thinking of Hope, Adam and Charlie

Happy First Heavenly Birthday sweet triplet angels. We all love you. xxxooo

I am honoured to know Kerry and Pete. Please send them some extra love today.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Comfort Prayer

This weekend has proven to be a difficult one for many BLM's. I just wanted to send out a prayer to all of you. Thank you for always helping me get through the difficult days.

May you see the light in the darkness during these challenging times.

May you feel the loving presence of those who hold you in their thoughts and prayers.

May your spirit find what it needs to sustain you on this journey.

May you discover your inner strength and face all difficulties with dignity and grace.

May you be filled with comfort, love, strength, grace and a lasting sense of peace.

Love, Nan xxxooo

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Sign of Spring in our Garden!

The above picture is the first peek of Spring coming up in the girls' garden :) It is the Hyacinth my Mom gave to us around Easter last year and it was one of the first plants we planted when starting the garden. I remember it having 3 pink blooms when we first got it, and that thought still makes me tear up, especially remembering how raw the pain was. Anyhow, we have had so much rain over the past weekend, that yesterday was the first day I was able to enjoy some warmth and sunshine. That is when I walked over to the babies garden and saw these first sprouts! There are also buds starting to grow on the babies tree, I cannot wait for it to bloom, it's going to be beautiful! I smiled and felt my girls all around me. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

The picture below shows three beautiful plant stakes with butterflies, which I received from a dear friend across seas in Sweden, Angie H. I was honored that she sent my girls a gift, something that she saw that reminded her of my babies...thank you sweet Angie!!! I will always have a place in our house that I can show them off :)

Below is a picture of the name plate for our tree. Not sure if you can click on it to enlarge it in a new window, but it's the best picture I have been able to take so far. Its so precious :)

Lastly, I wanted to share a simple technique I came across to try and make yourself feel good inside and out. Close your eyes, focus intensely on something that makes you happy (shutting out distractions) then smile for one minute straight, and feel your mood start to lift. I hope it works for some of you. It was hard not to start laughing a few seconds in, I think from the sheer thought of what I might have looked like :) But it helped, if only for a moment.
Love, Nan xxxooo

Monday, March 8, 2010

Our First Heavenly Birthday

It was a beautiful day on Saturday, and I thank everyone for sending their thoughts, prayers, comments, gifts and love our way. It was a fairly difficult day with one major breakdown, but we made it through.

We received one last gift from our family today, it is a name plate for our tree. I wish I could take a good picture of it but everything reflects off of the light...I will keep trying. Thank you so much its beautiful!

Jessica, thank you for posting our babies birthday tribute on your site My Angel Day, and I noticed you did it exactly at midnight on their birthday....beautiful xxxooo

Everyone is also welcome to view our pictures from Saturday...I hope it helps someone somewhere if you need ideas on your special dates.

Love, Nan xxxooo

Friday, March 5, 2010

A week of rememberence

A year ago today, I still had you with me, but I knew I was losing you. The hardest decision of our lives was made for tomorrow, and it still hurts thinking we had to choose me over you. I didn't sleep, I won't sleep. It still hurts losing you, and I will never ever get over it, or forget the tiniest details about you. I will never ever forget you my sweet precious angel girls, and neither will anyone else. We love you with all our heart xxxooo Mommy and Daddy


Click here if you would like to see pictures of what we have done so far to prepare for tomorrow and some of the beautiful thoughtful gifts we have received from friends and to you all, and thank you for remembering our baby girls tomorrow with us xxxooo Nan and Mike