Monday, June 5, 2017

7 years...


Dear Ryder,
 
   It's been 7 years today since we buried your little body in the ground. I am currently reading a "fun summer read" that so many others have suggested. It's been a great book but the timing couldn't be more perfect...the book has nothing to do with losing a baby, but it does deal with loss. A letter is written and I found myself nodding the entire way through...

"You have been gone for xxx years but there hasn't been a day that has gone by that I haven't thought of you. 
 The memory of you hurt so much at first. I don't know if there is a right or wrong way  to grieve.  I just know that losing you gutted me in a way I honestly didn't think was possible. I have felt pain I didn't think was human. There were times it nearly broke me. "



I have learned grief is cronic. It never goes away...and that's ok. There is a healthy way to grieve...

There are daily reminders of you. Some make me smile and some make me cry. It's all small steps. 7 years sometimes seems like forever other times it seems like it has flown by....

You are a part of our story and will be forever. We are thankful the Lord's blessings are new every morning and we KNOW he loves us BEYOND MEASURE.




























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