Memorial day was a rough one. I wasn’t prepared at all to go to the cemetery and find that so many of Laney’s friends had remembered her. That so many of them had been there before we went and left flowers and messages. I was so overwhelmed.
My family went to put flowers on my mom’s grave earlier in the day. My kids have grown up placing flowers on loved one’s graves. We like to stand and visit at each grave telling stories about the person. It is a great way for our kids to know about their families. But I never imagined how difficult it would be to stand there at my own child’s grave. I would never have imagined the gratitude I would feel for the people who still think about her and in doing so, haven’t forgotten us either.
But the most amazing thing to me is that when we walked up to Laney’s headstone, the first thing that I saw was what Jens had left for her. It was so amazingly tender that tears immediately started running down my face. He had placed a heart there saying that she would always be loved by him. How grateful I am that he loves my daughter and that he knows that we love him, too. Thank you for loving my girl.