The school supplies are out and the sales are beginning. This used to be my favorite part of the summer. My sister and I always loved school supply shopping! Now, as a parent, school supply shopping has a whole new meaning for me.
When I walked past the school supply aisles recently I couldn’t help but think about Avery. We lost our first child in October of 2013, but my due date was the following June. If the Lord hadn’t called Avery home, we would have a kindergartner this Fall.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop thinking about Avery and the “what ifs”. I don’t think grief ever entirely disappears, it just evolves. I no longer cry whenever I think of the baby we lost, but missed milestones are still bittersweet. I love ALL of my children, including the one we never had the privilege of meeting.
This year, (and maybe this will be a new tradition), I plan to purchase school supplies for another child in Avery’s honor. Avery’s memory isn’t sad. It’s beautiful.
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