Some of you may remember my friend, H, that lost her son at 1 month, 1 day old. Today, I dedicate to him.
Today would have been your 1st birthday. I sent a message to your mommy and daddy today and wished you a happy birthday. I know that you are in heaven watching over them, please send some sunshine their way. I know that today must be difficult for them, even with the excitement of your little sister. Please tell her to let them know how well you are doing, tell her to let them know about how much laughter you share with family, friends, and Jesus up in heaven. Tell her to let them know how comfy those white fluffy clouds are, everyday that you lay down on your tummy and watch them from above.
Send her to them with lots of hugs and kisses, smiles and laughs. Let her fill them up, if even just a little.
Continue to watch over all three of them, and however many more sisters and brothers they decide to give you. Someday, many many years from now, you will hear their voice as they come running across those clouds to give you a hug. They will be old and grey, but their love for you will be just as strong.
Smile on us today, Holden, as we reminisce about the joy that you brought into every one's lives one year ago. Smile on us as we shed tears remembering your short life, and remind us to remember the time that you blessed us with your presence.
With big hugs and much love,