Saturday, December 25, 2010

Miracle On Our Street

I woke up early this morning. It's Christmas. As you remember a few posts back I created a list for Santa.

Sadly, Aidan was not under my tree, nor was he babbling away in his room. Our house was quiet. His room is empty.

He is gone. Not coming back. Not even the magic of Christmas could counteract that.

But, I'm pleased to report that not all was lost. Santa did bring me this:
As much as I miss Aidan and wish this was his first Christmas here with us, I cannot go back. I can only hold on tight to his memory and pray that this new little life blossoms into someone healthy and happy and wonderful and alive. Keep the faith that maybe this time will be a little less scary and sad and filled with a little more hope and joy.

So, today my husband and I feel a little like this:

I hope this day was not as hard as you expected, and maybe even filled with some peace and joy.

Merry Christmas.

xoxo.

Emily.

19 comments:

  1. OH MY! Congrats sweetie! What an amazing Christmas gift!

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  2. Wow, talk about getting the gift you asked for. All the best for a calm, peaceful next 8+ months.

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  3. So, so happy for you! I'll be thinking of you and your new little one and look forward to hearing updates. What an amazing Christmas gift indeed!

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  4. Congratulation honey i am so happy for you

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  5. What an amazing gift. I will pray for a happy 9 months for you.

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  6. WOW! Congratulations!! I am so, so happy for you! Praying for a safe nine months!

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  7. Congratulations, so happy for u guys! Hoping so much that the next several months are blessedly uneventful.

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  8. How wonderful! I am so, so happy for you and your husband. A Christmas you will never forget...

    Sending you hugs and good thoughts - and prayers the coming months will be uneventful, and smooth, and lovely.

    I am just so thrilled for you!

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  9. congrats!! a smooth pregnancy will be in my prayers for you!!!!

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  10. Great news! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

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  11. Congrats! That is really great!

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  12. Congrats Emily!!! That's wonderful! Here's to a happy, healthy, and uneventful 9 months!

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  13. Congratulations, Emily!! How wonderful! I am so excited for you and I am really hoping that you have a VERY quiet and happy 9 months ahead of you :) I love the picture of the beaming Grinch...too cute!!

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  14. What good news. Hoping hard for you.

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  15. Emily!! Congrats! How exciting! I'm actually pregnant too...and I've been keeping it a secret from all my baby loss mama friends because I remember what a punch in the gut all the BFPs were. I have a new pregnancy blog that is hidden (people I know IRL read my loss blog) so I'll share it with you now :).

    http://babyhtaketwo.blogspot.com

    I can't wait to read about the VERY LONG NINE MONTHS of your pregnancy. :) Congrats again!

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  16. Congratulations!!!! I began following your blog after losing my little Wyatt. I have related to many of your posts. I am so very excited for you and I pray that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Please keep us posted.
    Much love!

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  17. Congrats on your BFP! Santa has given you the best Christmas present. Ever. Here's to a healthy pregnancy. As Wyatt's Mommie said, please keep us posted. The smiling Grinch made me smile, too.

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  18. I'm so pleased for you all. I hope that everything will go smoothly for you.

    With much love,

    Emma's Daddy

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