I can't believe that it's only just under two weeks until her second birthday. I can't believe it's been almost two years since I held my daughter, kissed her cheeks, stroked her super soft hair, and smelled her newborn smell. I wish I could still smell her on her pink blanket, but it's lost her scent.
I miss her so much. We miss her so much. We're reading E We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead at bedtime. More and more, I imagine Violet at the age that E was when she met Violet.
Alleviating the pain a bit this year is the way we've chosen to celebrate her second birthday. We're asking anyone who would like to help us remember her to spell her name in a creative way and send us a picture of it. Please feel free to share her story with someone and introduce them to our girl.
We've already had several beautiful submissions:
As a mother who rarely hears someone else speak her child's name, I can't even begin to tell you how much seeing her name this often means to us. Knowing that someone took the time to think of her and intentionally spell out her name means that she isn't forgotten. I think about her every minute of every day, but it's a huge fear that others have forgotten her. This shows us that she is real in your hearts, too.
Plus it's just the perfect time for my emergent reader, E, to be able to identify her sister's name in these photos! The collection will be cherished by Mr. SPS, me, E, and D forever.
You can join us at the Facebook event page or email us your pictures. Feel free to invite and tell anyone you think may like to participate!
I can't wait to share all of the photos with you. I also hope I'll be back before then to share another way that you can help us remember her as she turns two!
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