Homemade Biscuits

August 30, 2015


How do we honor the lost of a precious life?  When I lost my baby, I didn't know how I would continue to live.  However, over the years, there are many things I have done to commemorate my dear sweet baby Cade, yet I would like to share one powerful moment with you.


First, let me apologize, it's been a while since I have posted, but one thing I have learned after losing my firstborn is that it is necessary to take time for self.  And that is what I have done over the last few months.


However, I felt it necessary to post about commemoration. Commemoration comes from the Latin commemorate ‘bring to remembrance’ . How can you bring to remembrance the positives from the loss of a child?  First, parents must find a positive.


I remember wrestling with the decision to share with my future children that they had a brother. Finally, I concluded that the ultimate way to commemorate my firstborn was to allow him to exist in the life of my children. Was I nervous to do so? Indeed. However, I have not regretted the decision because my children commemorate their brother in ways I would not have imagined.


My daughter has written poems, songs, and drawn pictures.
My son says he plays with his brother.


When I often grow tired and weary as parents often do, I am reminded of the precious gift of two healthy children. And, the gift of my firstborn, who taught me to honor and cherish these moments.


Today, I made homemade biscuits with my children. As we kneaded the biscuit dough and created our own memories, my 5 year old asked, "Can we use the angel?" as he picked up the angel cookie cutter.  My daughter added, "We can make Cade biscuits!"  As I nodded yes, all I could think was, "Wow, what a way to remember this precious life. "These children offered such a simple way to honor their brother, my child, our angel.

What can you do today to remember your precious child?



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