Monday, November 22, 2010

For the last 4 Christmases, I have decorated a small Christmas tree in Sara's memory. I mailed cards to close family and friends, asking for an ornament that represents Sara's spirit. We received various angels, hearts, butterflies, even a snowflake (because snowflakes last only a moment, but touch your soul forever).

Saturday night, we brought down the tree and ornaments. I let Ethan help me with the less fragile ones. I explained that this was for our angel Sara. I showed him an ornament with her name on it. I showed him how to spell her name S-A-R-A, Sara. He started singing, "Sara, Sara, Sara." I started to cry. DH was very touched hearing Ethan singing her name.

I told him that Sara is his big sister, but he's too young to understand. But I'm glad to be laying the foundation for him to understand as he gets older.


Ya Chun said...

aawww. so sweet.

bittersweet too.

I am getting Bea and Serenity matching ornaments this year.

And I am thinking to sign our cards with our names and 'remembering Serenity' or something like that.

Monica H said...

That really is sweet. It's good that he knows her from a very young age.