9.27.2008

Reminders from our children

Yesterday I made milkshakes for the girls (trying to add those pounds on!). We were sitting on the floor of the kitchen, each girl with their pink "big girl" cups and straws when Lily looked up and raised her cup...for a second I thought she was about to turn it upside down and dump it all over the floor, a common occurance these days! But instead, she looked up at the picture of Zoe on the mantel and said "Zo-Zo, milkmake?" She then proceeded to make little drinking noises like she does when she feeds her babydolls. I smiled and cried at the same time.

Richard and I both try very hard to keep Zoe alive in our house and daily lives, both for the girls, and for us. We always talk about her, blow her kisses at night, welcome her in the morning when we light her candle, always include her in the tale when telling bedtime stories, and of course we have pictures of her throughout the house so that wherever anyone looks, you will see those sparkly green eyes. It makes me so happy to know that Lily and Avery, while only a mere 21 months old, are taking this all in. Sometimes, like yesterday, they subtly remind me that they ARE listening and they ARE very much aware of what goes on around them. They'll blow kisses to Zoe without any prompting or say "goo moning Yoey" before I say it. Thank God they are showing me that they see Zoe in a beautiful, bright, positive light...they, like their angel sister, are amazing!

7 comments:

Dorinda said...

Oh Keira - that is so sweet! And I love that they talk to their sister. By always talking of Zoe they will grow up remembering her which is wonderful. How horrible not to speak of her and then they never know! You are doing a great job.

Love as always from Virginia.

Jessica said...

Ok that one brought a little tear to my eye Keira... I love that the girls keep Zoe SO present in their lives... You are SUCH an unbelievable Mom.
::HUGS::

MaryBeth said...

That is precious! I'm sure you'll be blown away millions of times by your sweet girls' rememberance of their angel sister.... and may you be blessed by it ever single time!

Denise Wheeler said...

How absolutely sweet! It made me cry. You have truly amazing little girls and you are an amazing mommy.

Candace Hickey said...

I enjoyed watching the vidoes and viewing the pictures. You are amazing...your strength...
That is so sweet that you all talk to Zoe and blow her kisses...what a nice way to keep her spirit alive. I will be thinking of you all on October 18. Again, I wish I could be there....
Candace

Karen @ Chez Perky said...

That's so beautiful. I love your family so much. They are awesome.

Stacey said...

I think kids pay more attention then they are given credit for y many people, how precious is that. They will always love and talk about Miss Zoe as long as you continue to talk about her. You are doing such a great job. I think of you daily keep up the great work you are doing, your amazing.

All time favorite video of Zoe!

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