Tuesday, May 25, 2010
In Honor of JW
I had a giveaway scheduled for today but I've decided to put that post on hold and share something more personal instead. Last week, one of the wonderful members of the MoM (Mothers of Multiples) community I'm a part of lost her sweet little boy, JW. He was born at 27 weeks, the same gestational age my girls were when they were born, and he was 20 months old when he passed, the same age my girls are now. He spent those 20 months bringing joy to everyone who knew him, even those of us who never got to meet him face-to-face. I'll never forget JW's big blue eyes or his beautiful smile or the fact that the little fighter managed to touch so many people in his short life.
Today, JW was laid to rest. In his honor, all of my MoM friends dressed our families in blue and blew bubbles to let JW know we love him. Here are Gabrielle and Alaina waving bubbles up to heaven's newest angel.
If you're the praying type, please say a prayer for JW and for the family he left behind. If you're not, hug your loved ones a little closer tonight and be thankful for all of the beauty and joy in your life. And if you happen to have some bubbles handy, blow a few for JW.