This is a special oak gift that I made for my oldest daughter (she is not crafty, so does not read my blog):) On yesterday was her son's Payton's birthday. He would have been four years old. Anyone who has read my blog for any amount of time, knows that Payton did not live outside of the womb. We went through a full labor and delivery and at the end we went home with a empty car seat. His cord had wrapped around his tiny neck during the night after a routine checkup two weeks before his due date. To say that this left all of us devastated is an understatement. Yet, for my dd it has left an emptiness inside of her for what could have been. She grieves for the loss of her son. But more importantly she is afraid that everyone will forget about him and who he could have been. With that in mind on this birthday I wanted to do something very special for her. This tiny angel is in memory of Payton a small token to her from me that he is still in my heart as well and that he will not be forgotten.
I just wanted to share this small gift that has special meaning to me as well as my dd. Even while making this baby angel from the forming of the clay to the making of his cloud nest, parts of my heart have been healed from his loss a little more. Just a simple act of love to show someone I love that I too remember and miss a grandson that is no longer with us. That I remember the hours that we had with him to say our goodbyes, to cuddle with him and begin the journey of healing.
I encourage you to love those you are around this holiday season and tell them how much they mean to you. You never know how a simple hug or act of kindness can brighten someones day.