Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our dresser....

now looks like this:


I look at it every night as I go to sleep.

The picture frame with Jacob's ultrasound picture in it is from my sister Jessie. She surprised me with it 12 days after Jacob was born and it has been on either my night table or my dresser ever since. I pick it up at least once a day and stare at Jacob and talk to him.

I won the figurine in Maggie's giveaway and I love it! Thank you so much Maggie!

We received the box from my family on Christmas Eve and it now stores some of Jacob's things.

The other picture was taken on our honeymoon in Santorini. We were so happy and carefree then.  Little did we know what was in store for us.

9 comments:

Violet1122 said...

I love that you have Jacob's pictures and things out in the open. He is a part of your family, always and forever.

I find myself looking at old photos of my husband and I before we started TTC quite a bit. I used to wish there could have been some way to warn us, or to prepare us, for what was going to happen. But I guess there really is no way to prepare for losing our babies.

Maybe someday we will look at pictures of ourselves now, in this present time, and wish we could go back and comfort ourselves with the knowledge that we have our rainbow babies safe with us after all.

I hope and pray...

Sending big hugs!!

Rhiannon said...

I love your dresser top. I also have a picture of Harper along with her urn on my dresser and I kiss her each night before I go to bed. The picture of you and Ted breaks my heart. There are many pictures of Chris and I around our house before we knew what such pain was. I look at those pictures and almost laugh at those people, how naive and carefree....if they had only known.

I wish we had our babies in our arms, not sitting on our dressers. It is such a heartbreaking reality. Thinking of you always, Dana. Hugs...

LetterstoClaire said...

That's a very beautiful arrangement, I have a photo of Claire on my nightstand so I see it every night before I go to sleep. I finally made a list of projects I want to do in her memory, I really want to make a special place in our house that will always be hers and where I can keep all the special things we have for her.

Sheri said...

What a lovely tribute! I put Olivia's things in a fabric pouch in our bedroom, but I have a figurine on display in our living room, beside a photo of my husband's nana who passed away, as a permanent reminder of her. Some days I pull out the pictures, but other days I'm just happy to see the figurine and remember her.

Jaime said...

Lovely.

xo

Maggie said...

Oh, the figurine fits in so nicely! I'm so glad you won! :) XO

Jennifer said...

That's your dresser and Jacob's corner. i like how it's placed where you can see it every night you go to bed. Kai's corner is in our bedroom and it gives me comfort to have it close where we see it when we go to sleep and when we wake up. :) <3

Drew's Parents said...

Beautiful! <3 What a lovely memorial you have created for Jacob. I love that you are able to fall asleep and waking up looking at those mementos. I have a similar figurine and find it so comforting.
I too look at the old pictures of Josh and I and am saddened by our naivete. How I wish I could go back and warn my younger self. I hope that Jacob's arrangement can bring you peace. Sending you love! xoxo

cullensblessings said...

What a beautiful place to remember your son.. and I love that you have a picture of the two of you as well.. his parents love is always with him.