Last night was such a beautiful night. Hailey had the great idea to do smores… we love having bonfires in the summer! So she and I headed to the store to get the stuff for smores. We had a blast running through the store together.
When we got to the checkout line I read the girls name tag. She had the same name as my daughter. I got really excited because I do not see that name very often. I smiled and almost said, “you have the same name as my daughter”. I caught myself as it sunk in…. she had the same name as the daughter I no longer have…. Ouch! I wanted to cry but I didn’t. I took a deep breath…
There are constant reminders like that for me… and the hard part last night was that it didn’t click for me right away. I am just glad it did before I said something to her. That would have made it harder.
I held my two little girls close to me that night as we sat around our bonfire and made smores. I soaked it all up and appreciated this moment that God had given us as a family. It was precious! I have learned through my loss to try and hold on to every moment!