Friday, October 19, 2012

Capture Your Grief - Day 19

Day 19. Project - I have done many projects to honor Adelyn.  It is like my way to parent her, to make sure she is remembered.  I love finding subtle ways to include her.

I guess my first project was the first Christmas without Adelyn.  I asked friends to find an ornament on their tree that reminded them of Adelyn, and take a picture of it.  Then I made a slideshow of all of the pictures.  Unfortunately, I can't get the slideshow to work :(

So here's a picture of my favorite one, sent by my sister-in-law. I liked the story about it, but couldn't remember what it was, so I searched my e-mails to find what she wrote:

When I was decorating our tree the other night I came across an ornament that I wasn't sure I was going to keep. When I first looked at it I didn't really like it. It's a strange little ornament that is a flower from one angle and an angel from another. I'm pretty sure it came from a box of ornaments that I inherited from my dad's house, but I can't really remember it from Christmases past. I couldn't attach a memory to it like I can all the rest. I went to throw it away, twice, but each time I just couldn't do it and I couldn't figure out why. I ended up hanging it near the top of the tree- a place I usually reserve for my favorites. Something about it was tugging at my heart. Was it from my mom? Was I feeling guilty about throwing out something that might have meaning? The next day I got your message and I knew this was my Adelyn Ornament- it had to be. That was the reason I couldn't throw it out! And now I don't think it's so strange. I think it's really pretty!




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