Life is full of ups and downs, but there is always a reason to keep going, though, that reason may not always be clear. I'm thankful that I have so many reasons ❤️ And, what is clear... life is a gift denied to many and it's not to be taken for granted ❤️
The morning after Ollie passed away, my mother-in-law woke up to a bright pink bloom on a hibiscus tree in her house that had been dormant all winter. That same day, a dear friend, who turned out to be one of my biggest blessings during Ollie's death, went outside to find a huge pink bloom on a plant in her yard that was not only dormant, but basically lifeless because it now grew in shade (when she came in town from LA to be with me and help us after Ollie passed, she brought the flower in a jar and it still sits on a shelf in our living room). Since moving into our new house last August, we've been hoping the rose bush on the side of the house was still blooming. So, we've waited 9 months to find that not only is it still blooming, but our first red rose opened this morning... Mother's Day ❤️ I wasn't sure how I felt about today, but I did know that I was choosing to be hopeFUL and enjoy the day and the tremendous blessings being a mother has brought into my life. Maddie is my Earth angel and I would not have made it through the last year without her, I'm a better person for having been Mommy to my sweet Ollie, and now I'm very blessed to be awaiting the arrival of my third baby, my rainbow baby ❤️ Life is full and good ❤️
On January 3, 2013, my 1 yr old son, Ollie, passed away. That's where my life "before Ollie" ends and my grief journey begins... My new normal, my path toward healing, my life "after Ollie". I'm a grieving mother who believes in hope. This is my story.