Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Flowers

When I drive the boys through the Memorial Gardens we always pass the pond first to see the ducks and sometimes turtles.
It's fun to see the turtles sunbathing on the rocks, and Z usually likes to scare them by yelling. A boy thing, I guess?
They didn't seem phased when we went this week. ; )
Z helped me with Reese's new flowers for the first time. He took it very seriously. It was so special doing this with him! I look forward to involving the boys with things we do to honor their sister.
Such a sweet big brother. 

It's crazy to think that Z will probably have no memory of when Reese was born. He won't remember seeing her or kissing her. Or smashing a bow on her head. ; ) 

When I think about our family I don't see just the boys, Jason, and me. I see the five of us. I want Zach and Colson to see her, too.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God..."

Psalm 46:10

17 comments:

Taylor said...

Love this. Especially the last three sentences. Your children are so blessed to have such a great mama!!! Hugs for you guys!

Mandy said...

I see her all the time! You are a sweet little family of FIVE! Love you and can't wait to see you!!!

Melanie Mueller said...

I think you are doing a great job honoring her and your boys will too!
The fall arrangement is beautiful just like Reese!! Love that Zach was part of it!

Christi said...

I think that they see her in ways that we can't as adults, as parents. I think of her being a little butterfly or fairy that is always on their shoulder whispering sweet words into their ears or providing hope when they are having a rough time with whatever is going on. Oh I can't explain it well but I think of your children often and this is how I envision them to be.

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing this part of your life and journey with us! I love, love the autumn flowers. Katie, I think your boys will always know you are a family of five because you do so much to honor Reese's memory alive in your family and home. They will know she lives on in all of your hearts always. God bless your beautiful family. Much love and enjoy autumn as the season begins! Love Laurie

Hillary said...

I love that you have such a special place to visit your daughter at! The boys will remember her in their own special way from their visits to "see" her and all the woderful things you do in her honor!

Lots of love xoxox

Mer said...

Such a sweet sweet picture of Zach. Of course you see you as a family of five because you ARE! Can't wait to see you!

Suzy said...

Katie, they will know her through the love you share for her. Reese will always be with you and a part of your family. Zach is such a sweet big brother. The flowers are beautiful. Hugs to you. <3

Brandi said...

I think of your sweet Reese all the time!!!!! Since you blog, your boys will be able to look back at all the memories you have captured!!!!!!

KnottedFingers said...

The last photo is gorgeous. I think about your little girl all the time xoxoxox

Carolina Girl said...

I definitely think of you as a family of five! And to be honest, Miss Reese is usually who I think of first when I think of y'all. She (and y'all) are always near in my heart/ mind. Z might not always remember being with Reese but he will remember the stories you tell about her and he'll remember the ways you honor her.

Cory said...

Everytime I come to your blog I well up with tears. I see you as a family of 5 too, and I look at her picture, and she is just so perfect. I can't believe she is not here on earth, and she wasn't even my baby. I grieve your loss with you. I like how you honor her. It is so sweet. {{HUGS}}

Melissa said...

I feel the same way Katie! I want people to know that we are a family of four...we just have one daughter here and one in Heaven. Love her fall flowers!!

Tristan said...

you are such a great mother that your boys WILL see Reese :) she's too precious not to see!

Dianna said...

It is great that you make sure to share Reese with your boys! You are an awesome mommy!

Kim W. said...

I see all 5 of you all the time, too, and yet have never even met you. You truly are such a blessing to me, in more ways than I ever would have expected. I am still amazed that after reading your blog the past 2+ years, that I am fixing to have to let go of our baby girl and feel so much of the pain you have felt with Reese. I still can not begin to fathom what is to come, but I pray that I will somehow manage to face it with such tremendous grace as you did and still do. Thanks for being a blessing to me.

m&msmommy said...

Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!! You do such a wonderful job of honoring Reese, that I have no doubt that the boys will always hold a special place for their sweet sister in their hearts and minds! :)

 
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