Boy with the dragon tattoo & his sister

July 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Cemetery, Grief, life lessons, normal? | 9 Comments
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Thank you for all the well wishes.  The cast has not slowed him down one bit.

Here he is with his toy green teeth chasing the girl with the butterfly tattoo around the house.

Ok, the cast did eventually tire him out. . .

Blue casts can really weigh a boy down

Now that he stopped chasing her she was free to accessorize a bit more.

Tattoo, a Crown & a Ring
What could be better?

They are making the most out of their last days as 4 year olds.  She caught me off guard yesterday when she asked, “Will you take us to go see Sawyer and Jake for our birthday?”

“Yes, sure.  Why?’ I responded while trying to figure out what happened that made a visit to the cemetery pop into her toddler brain. 

“I love them.  You don’t take us to see them often enough.”

She is right.  I have not taken them to see Sawyer and Jake since the spring when she carefully arranged stones for her brothers.  Over the past 5 years Evan and I have made the decisions about when and when not to bring the twins to the cemetery.  Now that they have their own opinions I did not imagine we would be discussing trips to the cemetery.

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”  – – Charlie Brown


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  1. Your children are not only beautiful outside…inside as well. What a thoughtful young lady you have there. And I love the blue cast AND the butterfly tattoo.

  2. You are raising thoughtful and kind children ….not surprising as you are incredibly thoughtful and kind.

    • Right back at you – you are so sweet. Thank you! xo

  3. They are beautiful people, through and through. Maybe some ice cream after they visit their brothers would be in order too.

    • Brilliant idea – we will go out for ice cream. Thank you! xo

  4. I’m so glad your living children have learned to be open about their brothers. Despite your own pain, you have been open and stood them in very good stead to have a healthy relationship with their whole extraordinary family. I have an adult friend whose sister died in infancy, and it has always been a source of pain to him that his family won’t talk about her… Obviously you are doing this right, even though it’s really hard.

    • Thank you for writing this comment – it is so difficult to know what to do. I keep looking for the answers in the back of the book (but there are no answers and no book!). Thank you again. xo

  5. I think it’s lovely they want to visit. Perhaps a small, quiet celebration of their birthdays there will bring an additional special memory for all.

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