Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day is meant as a day of remembrance, a day to honor those who have lost their lives serving our country, and a day to visit the cemeteries. In our household, we don't need a special day set aside to go see our little girl. As I'm sure most of you know, we go to her grave at least once a week and sometimes more. I must confess that before we lost Abrielle, I had a sort of phobia of cemeteries. I was one of those once a year people that would just do the rounds on Memorial Day and that was it. It's not that the ones I loved and cared about that were in Heaven were gone from my thoughts, I just tried to avoid the in your face fact that visiting their grave brings. Plus I was always paranoid about walking on someone's grave. Now, how things have changed. I now spend a lot of time at a place that I was once afraid to go. There are times I actually sit on the ground next to my little girl, talking to her through my tears. So, to me, Memorial Day is now a day I visit a few more people at the cemetery and a day that a few more people visit our Abby.

1 comment:

  1. Well, you know that we were there. Cole and Kyndall left the Cars and Princess Pinwheels. Cole chose that pinwheel because it matched the car that your dad gave to him at the funeral. He keeps that car on his shelf by his picture of grandpa. No one can touch that car, it is even difficult for me to dust, without him there to make sure that I put it back where I got it.