Christmas is going to be hard. It's going to have this bittersweet twinge because in all of the joy there will be someone missing. There won't be gifts for or in anticipation of Aidan. A fellow baby loss mom has given me inspiration.
There is something each and every person can do. In Aidan's memory, to make us smile, to include our son in this season.
Please help us fill Aidan's stocking. I have been nervous about hanging one for him. Now, I can't wait.
Here is the idea.
For the month of December do one nice thing for someone else. Something out of the box. Do it in Aidan's memory or because he inspired it. Then write it down and mail it to us. We will put the unopened things in his stocking and open them Christmas morning. This way we will have surprises with Aidan and hopefully a lot of good was done in the Christmas season!
Our address is:
Evan and Tara Finney
627 Woodland Dr.
Benton, AR 72019
I love that this will help spread Aidan's legacy in such a simple way. To kick it off I have Aidan's tree up and decorated so far. We have also decorated his spot. It's simple, but I it seems fitting.
|Aidan's 1st Elephant|
|His Disney Ornament from Aunt Mika|
|I found this and had to have it. It's perfect.|
|Auntie Courtney took one of his shells from visitation and made a perfect ornament for his tree.|
|Nana found one with his name spelled correctly!|
|His growing tree|
|We don't have his headstone yet, but I think it looks nice.|
|My sweet boy.|
And today was another milestone for this Momma. I ventured into my first labor and delivery unit since Aidan's birth. I held Aidan's first friend...Zachary James. I counted all ten toes and snuggled and loved him. It was bittersweet. I so ache to have Aidan to snuggle, but am so thankful that Zach is here safe and sound. He's a perfect full term baby. There's nothing better.
It made me wish so badly to have him again. I am so thankful to have pictures of the precious moments we were granted with him.