I was walking in the drug store and my eyes caught this on display:
I was sad. It hurt to think that in another world I would be buying one of these for Mabel. I also recognize, I am extremely fortunate to have many an ornament o hang for Mabel- many gifts that came and are still coming in her memory.
I was also reminded of a conversation my sister relayed to me. She and my niece were unpacking Christmas decorations and my sister pulled out a stocking that said baby’s first Christmas. My four year old niece declared that her little six month old brother would share it with Meghan’s baby.
My sister shared it with me with caution, knowing it might be painful- and it was in a way. It was painful in the way that Christmas is in general. But it was also really quite sweet. I was also impressed that she was able to realize at age four that this would have been Mabel’s first Christmas- something I worry that grown ups will forget because it has been ten months since her death.
Is this your baby’s first Christmas? Second? Third…?