Two weeks ago was the second anniversary or Rayna’s day(s). July 25 is the day we found out she died, and July 27 is the day she was delivered. Last year, we went camping and we wanted to do something similar – to get out of our house and our usual routine and spend time together as a family – but not risk LT not sleeping through the night at a campground. Nick and I were fortunate to be able to take the whole week off of work, and we spent a few days at a friend’s cabin in the woods.
Many of the friends we made in the weeks and months following Rayna’s death recently passed the two year anniversaries of their losses – and we are approaching that same date in just over a week. It is wild how fast two years goes by! Our friends all have such neat ways of remembering their babies and giving back to others in their honor: gardens, donated breast milk, improving hospital bereavement programs (particularly raising money for bereavement tools such as cuddle cots), and so much more. We are fortunate to have friends who love their children fiercely and show that love through generosity.
LT turned one month old on Christmas Eve, making this post a bit late as we finished up family gatherings and returned to some sort of routine back home. Here’s his monthly update:
1,922. A little over 365 days ago there was 1 sunset. Rayna’s Sunset. Ever since, we’ve invited you to share a sunset using #Raynasunset, and you have certainly responded! So far we’ve collected 1,922 sunsets. Needless to say, sunset time has become our favorite part of the day. Even when it is cloudy where we are, it is sunny somewhere in the world and a sunset will be posted.