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Remembering your lost loved ones during the holidays

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Our family of 6

Our family of 6

I often wonder about my favorite “what if’s,” Charlie and Lena. We lost both of our angels in the second trimester, within 18 months of each other, but during the holidays my heartaches for them a little more. I wonder how they would blend with our children here on Earth, picturing them fighting to be the one who puts the star on the tree, how cute they would look in the matching holiday PJs or how we would all share counter space to make our gingerbread houses together.

Wether you lost your angel this year or 20 years ago this time of year can be hard. To help aid you in the healing process and honor your lost loves this season below is a list of what helps me each year. It is my hope that it finds you or your loved with peace as well.

  1. Memory photo. One of my favorite possessions is a photo that shows not only my family here on Earth but my angels as well.
  2. Donate to your favorite charity in their honor. Every year on what would have been my children’s birthday or Christmas I donate toys, time and money to various local charities in their name.
  3. Memory ornament with an inspiring quote and include the babies name. “There is no footprint so small that it doesn’t leave an imprint on this world” -unknown is one of my favorites to honor the children who have gone too soon.

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