When I was growing up, every Easter meant a new pretty dress and the opportunity to wear a special pair of white gloves and to carry a pretty white purse to church. I remember how pretty I felt when I had my special dress on and how I judged how "good" the dress was by how far out the skirt floated when I spun around. Although I haven't purchased an Easter dress in several years, I still get a bit excited inside when I think about Easter coming and dressing up nice to celebrate our Lord's sacrifice. So of course, this is a tradition I would like to pass on to my children. It will be really fun to get Malachi dressed up in a shirt and tie with a little sweater vest, but part of me really misses not being able to buy a pretty dress for my daughter. Last year was sad, but this year is hitting me a bit harder. We were at Target today, and I found this adorable dress. Lavendar and green were the colors we had chosen for her nursery, so this dress screams Natalie to me. I miss her and think of her everyday, but it is these little things that sometimes smack you in the chest. What size would she have worn...24 months or 2T? Would she have thought that this was pretty? Would the "spin factor" have been to her liking? How would the lavendar have looked against her tan skin? I can just she her standing proudly and feeling pretty in this dress with her long, curly black hair pinned back from her face and falling down her shoulders. She would have been gorgeous. My arms and heart just ache when I think about that. Never did I think that a simple Easter dress would ever affect in me this way. Mommy loves you, Natalie. xoxoxo
Welcome to our little cyber-spot! Our sweet family has been split in two...four of us walk together here on earth, while 3 of our sweet babies are snuggling with our Savior. Natalie was born on March 14 and met Jesus on March 16, 2006. Her little brother, Malachi, joined us in May 2007. Our second daughter, Sapphira arrived in April 2009. Our precious 4th child, whom we named Asher, met Jesus in Febuary 2011. Our 5th sweet baby, Azra, joined her siblings in Heaven in August 2011. Baby Amira is due to arrive in March 2013. A very patient dog and a cat round out our crew. Thanks for spending time with us!