Monday, July 27, 2009

3 Months

Saturday was 3 months since holding Sophia & Ellie in our arms. To honor the day we first went to the cemetery for a visit. We left some very beautiful flowers at their grave and said a few words to our precious little ones. Two doors down, another child had been buried, it breaks my heart to see freshly dug ground out there because I know other parents are feeling our pain.

Later in the day, we planted some very special seeds to grow our own flowers just for the girls. I bought these seeds from Anna at Anna makes plantable tags with wildflower seed paper. I purchased angel shaped tags, tied two together with pink ribbon and a note that said, "Plant these angels and when they bloom, remember our angels Sophia and Ellie." I sent these out with my thank you cards to the people who have done so much for us these past 3 months. I mailed them on Friday, hoping they would be delivered on Saturday, their angelversary. I searched for quite some time for some type of seed packet to mail with my cards in memory of my daughters, but had a hard time finding anything. I stumbled across Anna's shop and knew this was it!

The rest of the day was busy with our niece's birthday party and a few other things, so it was a good day. Sad, but busy and good.

Last night when I got home from having some wine with the girls (you gotta have a little fun once in a while right???), I checked my e-mail. I received a very special something from Sarah. She has a new blog dedicated to her flowers, click on her button, Say It With Flowers, on the left if you have not visited it yet. Thank you Sarah for brightening my day. I LOVE it!!!

Today my mom and I hung the girls' names in the sand. I put a wall vinyl above it that reads, "Some people dream of angels we held them in our arms." I have been waiting for a very long time for all of this to come together and it finally has. I love this wall. It sits right next to the rest of our family pictures. Our girls can now be included with the rest of us. In case you are wondering where I got the vinyl, Rachel makes them. I did not know this when I purchased mine, so mine did not come from her, but just to pass the word along...she does.

Thank you for all of your ideas on resources for my list...If you have anymore, please send them my way.


  1. Hi Tina - just beautiful, all of it! I was wanting to know what you did on Saturday, I was thinking of you. Your girls have such a good Mommy and they are with you always. Hugs, Nan xo

  2. What a beautiful tribute Saturday was for your girls. I LOVE the the saying on your wall. I am totally getting that one for my wall with the shadow boxes. Love it!

  3. Beautiful tributes for the girls. I actually just submitted for our boys to be placed on flowers today. I'm going to make a wall in our living room for our boys as well. I can't wait to have it up.


  4. Oh Tina. These are all so beautiful. The seeds are such a lovely idea. The wall is just gorgeous.

    I can only say the same thing as Nan. Your girls have such a loving, beautiful mama. Sophia and Ellie will always be with you.


  5. Oh, I'm so glad. It takes a while, I remember, but what a sense of satisfaction when you finally get things in place "just so." We also included our babies in our general "family photos" - it only feels right.

    Beautiful post, beautiful rememberances for beautiful little girls.

  6. I love the seeds idea and the word 'angelversary'! I can't wait to put in a request for Quinn with Say It With Flowers. Thanks for leading me there!

  7. Wow, it looks so very beautiful Tina, I feel honoured that you have these images in your home x