Monday, August 24, 2009

Don't forget to smell the roses

I feel like I have been neglecting this blog...even though I have been on many nights trying to finish "emma's story". I think tomorrow will be the day... hopefully :)

I came home from work early today as I am not feeling well. I went and got the mail and it just made me smile. I received 2 packages. One was the new Selah cd, that I pre-ordered because 1. I love that group and 2. "I will carry you" is a bonus track on there that Angie Smith wrote when they found out about their Audrey. It is a great song and I think any mom who has lost a child needs to hear it - and of course anyone else as well. It is a tear jerker, so be prepared.

My next package was an anticipated Blessing Ring (go to link for a description of a Blessing Ring), from Elaine @ Design Etc She is a talented woman who is expecting her second baby in October. She has a special place in my heart/prayers, as well as her soon to be daughter. Here is "emma's" Blessing Ring: I think it turned out great. I emailed Elaine awhile back and she was so sweet to help me figure out what I wanted to do for our Blessing Ring. I wanted a place where I can display all of Emma's cards and that could be moved and placed pretty much anywhere. I forgot to take a picture of the back(of course), the actual "blessing" and I am not going to do it I will be sure to post that soon. I will also post a picture when I have all of the cards on there. Let me just say I LOVE how it turned out and I appreciate it so much. Thanks Elaine!!
We had a great weekend. My beautiful niece was dedicated to the Lord on Sunday, and it was a great service. Let me tell you it took all I had not to break down in tears as all of the families were walking up on stage with their precious babies. I so wished we were up there with Emma. I was overjoyed to see many HEALTHY babies, along with my sweet niece, who we love so so much. My wonderful sister in law is so thoughtful, and really made it easier on me (us). She ordered a bouquet of flowers and had them centered in between all of the food for the get together after the service. There was a note under it that said "In honor of Emma Joy Nixon, 11-6-08". It was such a wonderful gesture and I appreciated it so much. They gave them to us when we left as well, they are so beautiful and I love looking at them. Here there are so you can (sort of) enjoy them as well Aren't they beautiful?!! I love the many colors and different flowers, especially the Lily's in the front. When I got home from work today I was smelling them and started crying. It reminded me of the many flowers we received when we lost Emma, and especially the smell. Our house smelt like a flower shop. I was sad when all the flowers were gone. Even though they reminded me of losing Emma, they reminded me of her. I honestly think for the rest of my life I will think of Emma when I smell flowers. I am glad for that. I know that I will never forget to stop and smell the roses. I look forward to smelling many more flowers and thinking of Emma. Thank you Bethany, for the flowers and the thought. It meant so much.
Well I am going to try and go to bed, in hopes to get rid of whatever it is I am dealing with. Being sick is the pits.


  1. The flowers are beautiful. That was very sweet of her to think of you knowing how hard it would be. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. That was so sweet of your sister-in-law to do something special for you on a difficult day. Something like that can make all the difference in how you can get through that day. I felt the same way about the flowers. I hung on to them way too long because I didn't want to see them was like that with anticipating the last sympathy card arriving in the mail too. But I found the cards and flowers don't stop altogether...they pop up from time to time to recognize specific days or sometimes "just because." Take care, Krista


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