Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today is Emily's 10th birthday. I truly can't believe it. Where has the time gone?
I had something neat happen to me yesterday. Here is the quick story. Emily had dance and during her dance time I usually go to Walmart and walk around. Yesterday I had a couple of things I needed for Emily's birthday cake and a few groceries. I had gotten all of those and had about 10 minutes left before I had to go check out. I started for the front of the store to just browse when the thought came to me. "What is Wyatt giving Emily for her birthday?" My first thought was....nothing. I truly was not planning on anything and if she asked I was just going to say that one of the presents we had for her was from Wyatt. But then I had a feeling that there was something there at Walmart that was meant for her and Wyatt wanted her to have it. Ok, right now you might think I'm crazy and maybe I am but I've learned since Wyatt passed away to listen to these thoughts and feelings. So, I knew there was something in that massive store meant for Emily but where do I begin? I only had 10 minutes. The jewelry section came to mind so I went there. I started browsing through the jewelry and couldn't find anything. There were some ok butterfly dangly earrings and a couple of cheesy necklaces but nothing caught my eye. They were just not the right thing. I was about to give up and leave when I saw one more rack of jewelry across the way. I went over to it and there it was, the gift that Wyatt wanted his big sister to have.
A butterfly with CTR written on it. It was perfect! It was meant for her....I FELT it! The butterfly to remember her brother by but more importantly CTR to remind her to always choose the right. That is what Wyatt wants from our family. He wants us to make it back to him and we need to choose the right to do that. I have no doubt in my mind that Wyatt wanted to give that necklace to his sister for her 10th birthday. Anyway, they ARE birthday buddies(both born in September.Ty and Hay are both born in November and are birthday buddies. Emily was so excited when Wyatt was born in September so she could have a birthday buddy too.) I know Wyatt loves Emily so much and wants her to know how important it is to always choose the right and to not forget him. He has filled his chair at our eternal table. He wants so badly for all of us to do the same by trying our best to choose the right. I also noticed there are 4 little diamonds in the corner. 4 diamonds one for each child in our family. A tender mercy with a little miracle...that is what I feel happened yesterday.
Here are a few pictures from this morning. I'm sure there will be more taken throughout the day that I will post later.A hug for the birthday girl.
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