Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coming Up

I have been feeling so much better since my last post and that night I had just letting my grief breathe for a bit. Who knew such a wave would hit with such force at nearly 4 years out? This grief process continues to surprise me.

In other news, April is shaping up to be a very busy month. This weekend I am taking my little Ann Marie down to Phoenix, just the two of us, to go visit family and spend some quality one on one time with her. It is our tradition to do an alone trip with mom for the 9th birthday. Annie's was back in January but as I have still been nursing Harrison I wanted to wait till he was at least a year before we went.

I don't think I ever posted photos of the family party we had for Annie and since we will be celebrating her birthday trip now I thought I would put them up now.



I am looking forward to some one on one time with this treasure of a little girl.

Next weekend I will be at the Power of Moms retreat in Las Vegas. Will you be there? I hope so. I am looking forward to it. I just went to my learning circle last night and had such a wonderful time learning and sharing with wonderful women. I imagine this retreat is going to be a magnified version of my learning circle. I am so excited to go learn and meet other "professionals" in this business of mothering.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephanie,

I understand your pain. Grieving does last a while. Especially when the anniversary of death and birthday comes around. I lost my mother when I was 2. My grandmother took care of me until she past away shortly after I turned 18. I miss these two women greatly. Here it is 32 years later without a mother and 16 years without a grandmother and I still grieve.

You are a strong lady!! You have inspired me as well as many others.

Happy belated to your little Ann Marie! Enjoy your fun filled girls trip!! She is lucky to have such a great mom!!

Take care,
~Mrs. R.~

Lesley said...

I haven't commented here for awhile, but I do "check in" on you occasionally. I have also experienced the death of a daughter. I appreciate the things you write and I feel uplifted by the things you share.

In answer to your question... I won't be at the Power of Moms retreat, but my friend will be and she's looking forward to meeting you. I'm sure it will be wonderful!!

Cheryl said...

I will be at the Power of Moms retreat, I can't wait to meet you!

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