About Me

My photo

I am a lot of things, wife, sister, friend, and aunt but most of all I am a grieving mother of a lost baby girl taken too soon.  This blog is my way of venting and surviving.  I'm trying to find my way back to funny, sarcastic, and happy but it's quite a journey.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Give a little thanks....

I got to thinking this past weekend, Kevin and I never really said thank you to those who came out to say good bye to Lydia.  I'm sure our friends and family understand. We just weren't in the place to really notice that we hadn't thanked them.  But, now that I am feeling better, dont cry as much, and honestly just need something to keep my mind away from all of the bad. I decided it is time to thank our friends and family for being there when we needed them the most.  So, I decided that I am going to make ornaments in Lydia's name.  Not only will this say thank you but, it will also help keep Lydia's memory alive.  Every year when our friends and family put up their tree's they will be able to see her ornament and think of Lydia. 

I made a list of all of the people that have supported us during this time, got my supplies, and started making a proto type of how I want the ornament to come out.  Here is the one that I made.  I may make tweeks along the way but for now this works. 


  1. I think this is such a lovely idea. The ornament looks beautiful. I hope that making the ornaments and sharing them with friends and family brings you a little peace.

  2. thank you! I have been doing a lot of little craft things lately. It keeps me calm. I recently started a big canvas board with all of the cards we got about our loss glued and glossed on there. I then put 3D letters with Lydia's name on it. I'll post it when I'm done. Do you have any hobbies that keep you calm and help you relax?

    1. Hmmm. I guess for hobbies I would say yoga/pilates and going to the gym. I also have been reading and, guilty pleasure, watching a lot of bad television. That's what I've been doing to distract myself. But I'm glad the crafts are helping you! It's good to have something else to focus on for a little while.