Your loved one has gone ahead and is keeping watch…waiting, loving you, just on the other side of the stars.
And when we look at the stars, hoping the loved ones we have lost are happy, safe and free,
they’re looking at those same stars from the other side, making the same wish for us, sending us all their love.
How can I express in words what the generosity of seven women means to me? Those who know me know it takes a lot to render me speechless, but that is just what today’s gift in the mail did to me. I will do the best I can to convey just how much their thoughtfulness means to me.
There was a beautiful card, with a lovely poem that I quoted at the beginning of this post. The card was signed,
We send our love and special prayers. We share your sadness and will always hold Roo in our hearts. Love Janette, IA, Shawn, Stacie, JennyKate, Mimi and Rebecca.
There was also a letter attached that explained each of the gifts. I read it to Match out loud, and it wasn’t long before I got too choked up to continue. Match took the letter and continued reading for me:
Inside as you open, you will find a framed and highlighted star coordinate. This is a star that has been named through the International Star Registry. We named this star “Roo [our real last name]”. The birthdate given the star is 4/15/12. As you both know, Roo’s original due date was set for September and deep down, I think we were pulling for 9/14/12 for obvious reasons [my birthday, as well as Janette’s youngest baby Rayne’s], so the Star Galaxy that was chosen is Virgo. IN the LOVE box you will find 5 scrolls which are copies of the certificate and the star coordinates that you can give to your family members during your memorial if you decide.
There is a star necklace we fell in love with that is classy, dainty and could be worn with anything. The outer star is YOU, or collectively you both as PARENTS and the smaller star in the center represents Roo. Our hope is that whether you wear the necklace or not, you will always know there is a star among the sky as high as the angels for your sweet baby girl looking down on you and you can always look up and know she is there shining bright. Much love, prayers and support from us all and know that we are here for you always. God bless you both and your baby girl.
We plan to share the scrolls at Roo’s memorial, which we are going to do in Oregon next week. My in-laws and my parents will be there, and we are going to plant a tree in Roo’s honor. I think it will be the perfect time to share her star, and hopefully we will see it that night. The timing couldn’t have been better as we leave for our trip today. My parents house also happens to be a prime spot for star gazing, being out in the country and far away from bright city lights.
I took the beautiful necklace, and added the Roo charms from my other necklace. The star was the perfect addition, and the chain fits better than the other chain I had. I plan on wearing it every single day.
I’m so touched by the support and love I’ve received from the readers of this blog. Ladies, I know we have never met, but I feel like we are old friends. Thank you to Impulsive Addict, Janette, Jenny Kate, Mimi, Rebecca, Shawn, and Stacie for your kindness, your friendship, and for loving Roo. Match and I are forever grateful. I hope I can one day meet each of you and give you a huge hug. Thank you, thank you, thank you.