Thank you to all of you that sent in ideas. I love the hand tracing Renelle and have already traced Georgia and Maya's hands. Calla was playing outside. We will definitely plant a tree for Georgia, something with pink spring blossoms to remind me of my baby girl. I am also considering making up part of a garden in the yard full of lilies. We would of course put our stepping stones there. I love the angel wind chime too. I have always loved wind chimes. I have two of them in my yard now. I hope that they don't bother you too much Tim and Adrienne and Kevin and Julie. It's funny that when I think of memorializing my daughter many of the ideas have to do with being outside in nature.
If you had stopped by our place today you would have found a bit of a crazy place. The house was a complete disaster for starters and then my mom and Kevin and Melissa stopped by so that we could make two more stepping stones. One was for Grandma and Grumpa and the other one was for us. It has Georgia's footprints in it and we have written "Your love will shine forever". It also has glow in the dark stars in it, much to Calla and Maya's delight.
This afternoon my friend Laura came by to present me with a gift from herself, Krista and Natalie. It is a pendant with the engraved names of my three little girls. Thank you so much. I love it and will cherish it always.
Georgia was downstairs with us for a few hours this morning and then a few more this afternoon. Right now she is sleeping up in her bed. She seemed to have a good day. Mike got to hold her for quite a while as we prepared the stones and I held her for a long time before bed tonight(the girls are at a birthday party with Mike). I just sang Land of the Silver Birch over and over to her. It was just like old times. That's how we used to both fall asleep in the recliner. Sometimes I would hold her long after she had fallen asleep because I just loved that quiet time with her. I got a little piece of it again tonight despite the fact that she refused to fall asleep until I put her in bed with the mask on. Oh well, I'll take what I can get at this point.
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