Ter, at With an Angel on my Shoulder, started sending Patches around the country (and Canada) to help "patch up" the broken hearts of mommy's recovering from pregnancy or infant loss..
Patches came to me from Emmalee in Utah. She sweetly sent a gift WITH Patches:
(It's a little hard to see but obviously it's Seth's name and that's Patches up by the S. This is a digital copy. She actually sent one IN a frame! It's in "Seth's corner" at our house.)
I am so touched by how much it blesses me to see Seth's name. Thank you, Emmalee!!
And at our house, I was NOT the only one excited to see Patches.
All three of my "big kids" were excited to see Patches but Kayleigh immediately fell head over heels in love. So in love as a matter of fact...
I had the opportunity to spend a quiet day with Patches at home. Together, we took some time to remember Seth and I took the opportunity to share somethings Seth missed out on.
This frog has appeared on my blog before. This was one of Seth's "stuffies" primarily during his first hospital stay. The Chaplain reminded us of the acronym; Fully Relying On God.
When Seth was born, my sister was on a cruise in the Cayman Islands. She called when she could to check in on us and she sent Seth this sweet piggy bank from the Cayman's. (The big kids got Tshirts).
After Seth went to Heaven, I was bound and determined to do something fun with the big kids. We were blessed to be able to go to Disneyland and I've talked a bit about that trip here. While there, we were blessed to experience some real Disney magic and part of that inclulded being instructed to go to City Hall where we recieved these mouse ears for Seth. I love them, and of course, Seth never got to see them so it was fun to "show" them to Patches.
And so I dont' have to leave you with THAT image in your head, one last picture:
Each kid insisted on a chance to hold Patches for the picture and since Sean occasionally reads my blog, I need to share his!
I really enjoyed my time with Patches. I've been negligent in sending him on but I will get him on his way to Heather's pronto. Ter, this was an amazing idea. I was surprised by how much just revisiting Seths things and acknowledging the things we have for him, in his memory, impacted me. Thanks for giving me this opportunity!