Wednesday, July 24, 2013

3 Years

Monday was Molly's birthday. That means it has been three years since we held her. I honestly can't believe it has been three years. It was an emotional day for me. Molly's birthday happened to come just days from the point in my pregnancy where we lost Kellen. So I had both babies and the new baby on my mind all day, and tears were not far from the surface.

Luckily, it was a beautiful day. We had a simple celebration and visited the babies at the cemetery. My mom was at girls camp so she couldn't make it. I called my dad to invite him to the cemetery with us, and he said he was in Colorado Springs working at a store so he wouldn't be able to make it. I was sad that nobody in my family would be able to come. It did help that Lucas' parents and sister were all coming with us.

We stopped at the store and got a pink balloon and Lucas picked flowers for both babies. His favorite thing for Molly is pink flowers surrounded in baby's breath for Molly, and green flowers for Kellen. I love that man.

At the cemetery we arrived just before his parents and we all gathered around the babies, just to see that someone had recently visited and left some pinwheels with each Molly and Kellen. I am always so touched when I see someone has visited them, leaving something for them is a sign for me that someone out there is thinking of and remembering our angels. It warms my heart. (yesterday I learned who left the pinwheels and I am so so SO thankful!)

We all sat and talked around the babies for a second. I said, "My mom is at Girls Camp and my Dad was working in Colorado Springs and won't be able to make it..." Just then Lucas goes, "It's your dad!" and I turn around to see my dad's truck pulling in and parking. I know he must have stopped everything he was doing and packed up then driven to be with us as fast as he could. I started crying right away when I saw him pull in. I love our families.

We all wrote letters to Molly on a balloon, and with tradition, we released the balloon to heaven for her.
We all talked for a while, sat around, and then we went and got ice cream cones and talked some more. It was a lovely day.



BestSundayDress said...

I teared up when you said your dad surprised you. That's so fabulous. I wish you the absolute best in the future.

Carrie Lynn said...

Happy Birthday, Molly! What a special day for your family :)

Sarah said...

Amber, I started balling when you said your dad showed up. What a wonderful family you have!

Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I'm praying for this new babe!

Haley said...

I'm in the same boat as your other friends, I started crying when you said your dad showed up. He's such a great man.

The other day my mom and I were talking and she said she still prays for you and Lucas. You've got lots of prayers coming your way.


coco_angel said...

I just love your family. Tell your dad I miss seeing him at church! Love you guys! <3

erin d. said...

The crown without the conflict. There's a reason these celestial children have come to your family. Heavenly Father knows that you will be worthy to raise them a little later. I'm so glad you are surrounded with Love.
Happy Birthday Molly!