Monday, June 14, 2010

For My Sister

I was surfing the web the other day and came across this video. I immediately loved it and cried watching it.

Being a mom is the most amazing gift. It can also bring great pain because of the fierceness with which we love.

I was reminded of my sister, Michelle. A year ago today she and Jimmy let James go to Heaven. She handled herself with so much grace during that whole situation. A sister ten years younger, yet with more maturity and strength than I had ever witnessed.

I still don't know how she did it all. Because she almost died too...but pushed forward with the strength of a bull. I can still see the resolve that shone bright in her eyes.

In the days and months following, she could have curled up into a ball and given up hope on all that life has to offer. But she didn't, couldn't really because she had her two girls to watch over, care for and love. She needed to be their role model, their rock and their mother.

She carried on. She is not perfect and she had bad days. She continues to be a source of inspiration for me.

We all miss James so much today, yesterday and every day. But we somehow look for the positive and move forward.

For all mothers today, those who have babies, have lost babies, have had a hard time having babies,if you dream of one day being a mother, if you are a daughter...this is for you.

In spite of it all, being a mother is an amazing gift.


  1. How moving this was and what strength and wonder your sister has!!!!

    We are strong and now that I see my daughter grown and raising her own heart swells with pride....I passed along what I felt was important and she has used what I have taught her and now she is teaching me!!

    Thank you sweet friend for sharing this with us today!!!

    Much Love, Jocelyn

  2. I've seen this video before and I absolutely love it!! It is so moving and touching!! You are an amazing Sister to be giving this tribute to it!! :):):)

  3. I love this video. Michelle is all of our rocks we as a family could not have gotten through this situation without her being so strong!!! I love you all so much!!!!

  4. so glad i popped on your blog today, thanks for posting that inspiring video. My neighbor had to bury her son today, I will pray she has the strength like your sister did!

  5. That video always makes me cry--so beautiful.

  6. that was so beautiful, Stacey. Thank you so much for posting such an inspiring video :)

  7. Thanks you so much for sharing this Stacey. What an important reminder and message for all of us mothers. I've posted the link on my Facebook page, so help pass it along.

  8. GREAT video! thanks for posting it! :)



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