Monday, November 2, 2009
Halloween and Birthday
The four of us on my birthday. Bryan and I went out on a date, which was really nice. We spent a lot of time talking about Samuel and how we're grieving him. We needed the time to connect and grieve together. I am so very grateful for my husband.
My two big boys giving me a kiss sandwich. These moments make some of the frustrating stuff (like potty training!) worth it. :) They blessed me a lot on my birthday -- probably my record teariest day so far. It was a hard day, but I would say it was a hard day that was good. My tears were healing, and someone I don't know came up to me and asked if I was "Samuel's mom." That phrase, though it immediately triggered tears, was so wonderful to hear because I don't get to think of myself as Samuel's mom very often, and very few people in our lives actually say Samuel's name. It was beautiful to hear it spoken and in connection with me. So, thank you, Seal, for finding me and for calling me by a title I want to be known as forever.
Caleb was Bumblebee for Halloween, and he LOVED dressing up. Joel was a candy corn. They were pretty hilarious about it all.