As we draw near to Joy's first birthday, I have been thinking about and missing Faith. I cannot help but miss her and think of what she may be like today. She would be 2 years and 3 months old now. I know she is a wonderful big sister and she would be a great one here if she were here.
We moved in June to IL to be close to my family with a lot of cousins that are around Joy's age so she can grow up around family. It is also a much more relaxed way of life than living so close to the big city. We both wanted this for Joy. I am SO thrilled that we made this decision and am SO excited for Joy to be able to grow up where I grew up. But along with this excitement also comes a bit of longing for Faith. If I close my eyes, I can almost see her running and playing along with all the rest of the kids. I know she is here with us in so many ways.
I know that as we celebrate Joy's birthday on Sunday, I will be so happy and excited to watch her open presents and taste her first cake and ice cream. I also know that a tiny part of me will long to see Faith join in on all the fun. I am certain she will be celebrating with us in Heaven.
I love and miss you my precious Faith.