Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On the Path...

So now starts the path to healing. I had the opportunity to spend time with James after he became an angel on Sunday and it was so comforting. He truly is resting in peace and that created such a beautiful atmosphere in the room. There was no grief during those hours because we got to see his beautiful face with no tubes or trauma. I am so thankful that my sister gave us the chance. I know that I will be holding onto that feeling for a long time to come. That is how I want to remember him. I know that he touched our lives in a special way forever. There was a gift in knowing him. I can't put it into words, but I will be able to one day. My sister and Jimmy are my heros with the grace they displayed. They will be proud of themselves one day when all this pain has gone.

I wonder when it is time to post on my favorite boards again, when it is time to scrap. When will I want to blog hop and make comments in galleries? I have lots of people to thank for all their kind words and thoughts. When will I enjoy a Saturday evening just sitting here quietly creating? It will come. I guess this is the first step.

I am looking forward to this:

Only a few more days and Steve & I will be home with the kids for the summer. They are early risers, but I don't think I mind anymore.

I have a happy share. I am one of the featured readers for the Eye Spy posting on the Dream Street blog today. I love that company so much, so I am honored. It is a nice distraction and made me smile, so thanks for letting me share.

Off to make dinner and carry on with night, a call to my sisters in the works.


  1. Thia page is so cute Stacey, I love how you used the brads in the time's the whole thing is adorable!

  2. Stacey, peace and love is certainly a path to healing. Your family is still in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. It's nice to read that you got to spend time with James and that was healing for you. Grace and peace to you and yours and especially to James' parents! Your page is amazing and a reminder of what life is really all about, moments to be treasured. Hang in there!

  4. Stacey I am so sorry to hear this. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. big hugs to you!

  5. I am so glad that you got to spend this time with Baby James. My thoughts are prayers are with you!! Life will return to a new normal....whatever that may be...it will fall back into place...with a special place help for Baby James...I love the LO and the fact that these are the simple times. I know as I am growing older...that these simple times are reallty what is most important!!!!! Holding you in my heart, sweet friend!!!

  6. Big hugs to you Stacey, and prayers especially for your sister and her husband :( I know God has everything in His hands, but sometimes life just isn't fair...

    I love your layout though, and have to say that I have an early riser as well! Except that he usually wakes up at 6 and we only have a few 5:30 mornings...

  7. Stacey you've been on my mind a lot lately... I'm so glad that everyone was able to have time with baby James & that God is blessing them with the grace to get thru this. I know it leaves such a huge hole in all your your hearts. Take it day by day & don't let yourself feel pressured into doing creative things your not ready for.... just spend time with the family & everything else will come along when ready.

    Prayers for you & your family,
    Hugs, Suz

  8. This is a beautiful page, Stacey! It is the little day to day moments we want to remember.

    So sorry to hear of your family's loss of baby James. You have been in my thoughts since I first saw your post about him. Grace and peace to you and your family.

  9. Sorry to hear of your sad news! I will continue to pray for your family that God will heal all of your pain! I lost a child (through miscarriage, not nearly as devastating as what your sister has endured, but painful nonetheless) and the best thing for me was being surrounded by my family and friends and knowing they were there for me!! You and your sister are blessed just for having one another to turn to!!!!!

  10. Been thinking of you and your family lots, stacey! I'm glad you got to spend some time with baby james, and that there was peace amongst you all. I'm glad he was able to give you all the gift of that time, even though it was way way shorter then anyone would have ever dreamed. Many many hugs, my friend! (And I love the adorable LO!)

  11. Wonderful layout! I hear you on that road to healing. We have been on that road a few times for a few different reasons and I know how hard it is yet you all will succeed and be stronger.


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