Sunday, October 23, 2011

Grace's Angel Day

It was one year ago today that we lost our baby girl. Unlike today, it was a cold and rainy day. As we held her tightly we watched the rain streak down her nursery window like tears. It was undoubtedly the worst day of our lives.

There hasn't been a moment that's gone by we don't miss her. She meant the world to us and her loss has hurt us deeply. I wish I could say it's gotten easier but it hasn't. Losing a child is simply too great a pain to get over. So we learn to live with our pain and go about our lives surrounding ourselves with memories of her.

We're grateful to have so much support from our friends and family who have helped make this last year a little more tolerable. Their willingness to share in our memories of Gracie has been a godsend.

Today, we're going to visit her gravesite like we do every weekend. We will be releasing balloons with hand written notes to her attached. Perhaps the winds of God will carry our messages to her. We want her to know how much we still love her and miss her.


  1. Gracie remains forever in my heart. Special thoughts to both you and Holly on Gracie's first angel day.

  2. Holly and Brien,
    The pictures are so sweet and I love the angels at her grave. Steve and I have been thinking of you and we all missed you at the reunion.