It is always amazing how quickly the seasons pass. Most people can't wait for Summer but then before you know it they are praying for the cool weather of Fall. Of course this year has been extremely hot for many people. I have been searching for new Christmas trees for this year. It is only 5 months away!
We took our annual trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA a few weeks ago. We were actually there for the 4th of July. I have a post over at Just Breathe which explains the difference in this years trip. Anyway it was a wonderful week. I love vacation! Since we have been home I have had the hardest time getting into blogging. Haven't been able to put posts together. My mind has been pretty blank.
I am normally on my computer 8 hours a day. This cabin that we had this year barely got a phone signal so I was not able to be on my computer at all. It was truly a blessing and I enjoyed the down time. Not that I would be glued to my computer while on vacation but normally I will go in and check on things and delete things I know I won't read. Anyway being away from it made me feel a new freedom that I haven't felt in years. Of course being on vacation is always a freedom from our home life!
I wanted to share a story about a woman I know who spread her baby's ashes there. I may have shared this before but it's worth repeating. I played Bunko with a group of 16 woman for close to 15 years. People would leave and new people would join us. Well we had a new woman named Wendy and she was just the sweetest person ever. I think it is amazing how we can know somebody and yet know nothing at all about them.
Well her turn was coming up to host Bunko at her house. (yes this is how we spelled our Bunko) Well it was going to be at her house in May and she said what can I do for May. Some months were more fun then others when it came to decorations. I blurted out Mother's Day and she smiled. Well come to find out at another time she was a BLM. I didn't know much about it at the time. I never knew anyone who had lost a baby. This was maybe back in the late 90's. When we went to her house she had a large collection of Dreamsicle Angel baby figurines.
At the time I was working at Hallmark and knew all about the Dreamsicle Collection. She told me about her precious son, Cameron, who she lost at birth. I don't know the name of what he had but I know that it had to do with his brain stem. We became very close after that and I apologized for my comment on the Mother's Day decorations for Bunko. No doubt God placed her in my heart for a reason. She had shared with me about his ashes at Mammoth Lakes so each year when I would go she would ask me to say "Hello" to her Cameron. I do not see Wendy anymore but we have connected from time to time on Facebook and I do know that after about 15 years of marriage she and her husband finally had their Rainbow baby.
If you are here to request a handkerchief for yourself or someone you love please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will need a full name, address and a brief description of who passed away. If you have a link to a blog I would appreciate that also. Take care and God Bless.