My little one requested to go with Daddy to class today - alone - just the two of them. Usually, we do things as a family (or minus Daddy), so that was a first. I felt fine when they left, kind of excited even! I could finish folding the laundry alone or even clean the floor. But I needed a snack, so I started there.
When my baby was a few months old, I received a baby calendar. It was like a yearly wall calendar, but the picture area had spaces for baby’s pictures and the date boxes were meant to be filled in with baby’s firsts and special moments. Then, at the end of the baby’s first year, you just cut the pages at the top and stick them into a scrapbook, and there you go! I had been texting those special moments and pictures to my mom and husband, so I figured I could just fill in the earlier time period and keep up with the present.
I’m pretty much a go-with-the-flow kind of mommy. I get that what worked one day might not work the next and that both struggles and ease won’t last forever. I also know that what worked for one child may not work for another. So, this request is about what’s working right now for my child.
I am not Catholic. Much of my extended family is, and the family I married into is, but I am not. I grew up in the Methodist church and that is where I feel I belong. But when my little girl died, it was a Catholic practice that sustained me.