Another holiday season has come and gone. This year was one of the best Mommy and Daddy have had in a long while. It could have been that your little sister, with her big imagination and pure joy, brought a certain kind of excitement and life to our Christmas. Or maybe it was because by now we know what to expect around the holidays. Nonetheless, it was one marked with more smiles than tears, and that's progress for sure.
This year, as the Christmas cards rolled in, Mommy hung them on the door of the hall closet for all to see. Layne especially liked looking at the ones with her cousins and friends. Mommy brought out the card we sent to our family and friends with the picture from your first Christmas. Perched in a frame, Mommy placed it out on the counter as a decoration next to Layne's.
Your First Christmas - December 2009
Christmas cards and family pictures will probably always make Mommy a little sad. Every time we have our pictures made as a family Mommy feels a nudge in her heart to think of a way to include you. No matter how beautiful the photos turn out, to Mommy they are not quite perfect without you.
Love you and miss you always sweet Kaden Layne…
Pictures with Layne and you on Mommy's fridge.