Tates memorial ticker

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Run 4 Reggie

A few weekends ago our friend Rachel Talbot told us about a 5k run that was being held at the Stahlei farms. The run was supporting still born babies and all the money that was raised was being donated to the baby unit at the Dixie Regional hospital to create more of the memory boxes like we received when we lost Tate. Our box means so much to us, and we were so grateful for the opportunity to support this good cause!

Paula (Wes' mom), Wes & I
The angel tree where we posted pics of our little angels that we lost.
My parents, Wes and Me
A close up of Tate's picture on the Angel tree

We love you Tate!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I haven't had a chance to blog in a few weeks, because I have been working on some other projects. I had an experience a few weeks ago that I wanted to share.
Wes and I went to a family get together a few weeks ago, I was having a hard time from the beginning because hardly any of them said anything to us when we lost Tate and this was the first time that we had been to a family get together since losing our baby. I understand that its hard to know the right thing to say all the time when someone has lost someone they loved, so I don't really blame anyone. But it's very hard when our baby Tate was our whole world and we lost him so quickly, it's hard when people don't want to acknowledge the obvious. So I was at the family function and it seemed to me that people were avoiding talking to us. They would say a quick hello but it just didn't seem like normal. So Wes and I were quietly talking about just leaving and not staying for dinner, because we felt so extremely uncomfortable. Then one of my aunts came over and hugged me and told me that she hadn't gotten a chance to tell us how sorry she was about us losing Tate. I started crying because it's such an amazing feeling to know that someone understands the pain you're in. I'm sure she doesn't know the way that her saying just those few words helped me out that night but I am truly grateful that she showed us true compassion. We have had so many experiences with people just like this that have helped us with this grieving process in so many ways!