Friday, December 17, 2010


In an attempt to feel closer to my girl who feels so far away, I've been wearing her headbands as bracelets.

It makes me feel a little better. And then a little worse. And then a little better again. It's not her. But it's something of hers I can have with me all the time. It's my way to bring her with me.


  1. Hi there ~ I just wanted to let you know that we know several people in common. Some go to your church and I think one works with you.

    I think that wearing Lydia's headbands is a marvelous idea. I have a couple of necklaces that I wear that have Amelia's name on them. But my favorite is a locket that a friend had engraved for me. I keep a small lock of Amelia's hair in it. I still look at her hair and sometimes feel so far away from her. It seems like a lifetime ago that she was here, but the grief is just as fresh as the day she died.

    This is such a painful road, and with Christmas here ~ well, I certainly don't feel much like 'celebrating.' I hope that you are getting through this season more gracefully.

    If you ever want to talk or meet for coffee (trying not to sound too forward) just email me at I would love to have someone in real life (not just online) who 'Get's it' like I do.

  2. I love this idea...What a wonderful way to keep your precious girl close! I also love your last post about the "timely gift"...It's amazing how God always comes through with a blessing at just the time we need it, isn't it?

  3. Hi Jen, I just wanted to stop by and let you know I have been thinking about you so much lately. I have been away from the computer for personal reasons, and I just wanted you to know I am still here for you and praying for you everyday. I love that you are wearing Lydia's headbands. That is such a precious way to remember her and have her with you:) I am glad you decided to put up a tree and decorate a bit for the holidays. The ladybug ornament is beautiful! I hope you had a peaceful Christmas and New Years. Love you<3