We had to go to the funeral home today to sign the papers for Andrew’s cremation. While cremation isn’t something that I would choose for myself, it seemed like the right thing to do for my son. We were able to have a good laugh during the process though. We had to sign a paper saying we understand that cremation is not reversible. It was nice to laugh even with my broken heart.
The memorial service will be October 30th at 11 am at First Baptist of Moody. It is very important to us that we honor Andrew’s brief life. Even though he never breathed on this earth, he is still our son. I held him in my arms. I kissed him. I loved him with all my heart.
The following weekend we will lay him to rest beside my father in law in Georgia. The funeral home there is digging his plot for free and selling us a small marker at cost.
My six year old daughter is so proud of her angel brother. She tells everyone that she has an angel in heaven watching out for her and playing with her Papoo (my FIL). She brings such a smile to my face.
My 3 year old seems to understand that mommy is no longer pregnant. He is being so sweet and loving towards me. I have to have this little lamb the hospital gave me by me at all times. He will make sure that I have the lamb and sometimes he will borrow it and sit and love on it. He is such a joy.
My husband and I are incredibly thankful for the wonderful prayers, support, cards and thoughts people have given us. It helps our hearts to heal to know so many people care about and love us.