Thursday, March 19, 2009

A year ago today...

A year ago today was Wyatt's funeral and burial. I can't believe I even have a day like this to remember. Though it was beyond sad it was also a day filled with hope, peace and love. The spirit was so strong and was with me the whole day. I look back and wonder how I did it. All I can say is the Holy Ghost comforted and helped me that day. Wyatt was definitely near. It was one day I will never forget. We felt such an out pouring of love from so many wonderful friends and family. We will be forever grateful to each and everyone that touched our hearts a year ago along with the many through this past year. I've added a few of the MANY pictures taken on that day. I'm glad I took my sisters camera at the viewing and took some pictures of Wyatt's body. I have not added them to these pictures but for my own personal self I'm glad I have pictures of my little boy's body...the last time I got to see his body until the resurrection.

My last moment with my baby.









13 comments:

Robyn said...

I've been thinking of you all day today, remembering what you were doing a year ago today. You have the most beautiful pictures. This is a beautiful post, as always. The refiner's fire is turning you into the most amazing woman. I always knew you were powerful, but now...simply amazing! Thanks for sharing your strength and beautiful testimony with me!

Sheryl said...

Wow - these really are great pictures. Your kids look so sweet, yet you can see the heartache in their eyes too. That casket is sooo small - it breaks my heart to lose these little angels. I hope you're okay. I found the year mark was so much harder than I thought it would be. I think of you often and hope your days feel lighter soon. The grief can be so intense around this time. It's hard to realize . . . this wasy your last time to lay eyes on him. I'm glad you have these pictures and the ones of his sweet body too. Precious.

Eileen said...

What tender, sweet and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing such sacred photos, thoughts and feelings. Your reward will be great!

Lauryn Pearl said...

Hey Andrea I've been thinking about you a lot today. It's been interesting but I've had a couple experiences with the song "A Child's Prayer" this week. First on Monday when I went up to SLC for a YW thing everyone started singing it around the temple and I remembered 'wow a year ago I was arranging this song for Wyatt's funeral'... then I pulled it out and played it today during my practice period. When I went to seminary they had a couple people share their fav hymns and discuss them and one girl pressed to use a primary song instead of one from the hymnbook. It was "A Child's Prayer" and instead of singing just one verse like we did the rest we sang the entire thing. I think about you, and Wyatt, and your amazing family EVERY time I hear that song. Today especially... I love you and think about you guys all the time! Thanks for being an example.

Kunz Family said...

Errr. I really dread this day. I am thinking of you.

Jill said...

I've thought about Wyatt's funeral the last couple of days. Such a spiritual meeting and day that was. Your family was glowing and seemed to be lifted up that day. Seeing those pictures of Tyler though broke my heart all over again. I know he'll get the chance to do all of those things he so wanted to do with Wyatt. A big brother like him deserves that and a just God like ours knows that. Lots of love!

Jen G. said...

Beautiful, Andrea. So touching. My heart is with you today.

Madison Matthews said...

Oh Andrea--How your heart must be so heavy today. I am still amazed at the strength you have and the comfort you give to others as you have such a monumental trial to continue to cope with. These photos of Wyatts burial are precious. THe ones of Tyler just break my heart. My heart and thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family. We love you.
Steph Matthews

Nathan Gedge said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures.

Bartel's said...

I have thought of you this whole month. Beautiful post & pictures. My heart & prayers go out to you.
~Kristi

D-9 said...

I felt the spirit so strong reading your post. You are a wonderful mother.

Natalie said...

I love that you, Hayley and Emi dressed in white. You really look like a celestial family. Seeing those pictures again really makes my heartache. I so wish I could have been there to say goodbye to my littlest cousin. I was saying goodbye to him in my heart though and I'm sure he knows that.

Marylin said...

We have never met but I found you off of Stephanie Waite's blog and when I began reading your posts I just began to weep, perhaps because as a Mom I pray that this will not be my path one day, or maybe because I have a little boy just a few months younger than your little boy would be. Either way I am sooo sorry for your loss! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.