A Star For Roo

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 AddictJanette, Jenny Kate, MimiRebeccaShawn,  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.


    Seriously Shawn

    Im crying again! I’m glad you love the gift, I will give credit where credit due, Janette did an amazing job!

    I hope you see a special twinkle from a special star each time you look into the dark sky.

    Enjoy your time with your family.


    I am so happy that you are able to carry your Roo with you everywhere and have her looking down to watch over you and your future family. I think we can all agree that if we could do more, we would! Love ya bunches and god bless sweet girl. I just realized that 7 girls came together for this gift and 7 is God’s perfect number! Things have a strange way of working out, don’t they!? XOXO!


    What a thoughtful gift! I’m sure Roo’s star will shine bright.

    Hope you have a wonderful getaway!

    Emmy Mom

    How truly wonderful!! That was so awesome- and yes has Janette’s name written all over it, she is wonderful like that


    THAT is real friendship and love <3


    I just feel incredibly blessed that I got to be a small part of something that is so special for you. <3


    Oh wow, that is just the most amazing thoughtful gift ever! It must be so comforting to know she is up there in the sky looking out for you.

    Impulsive Addict

    I’m so so happy you love it. Janette did a perfect job picking out the most perfect gift with tons of meaning behind it…even down to the card! Have a WONDERFUL, RELAXING time with your family. I hope the memorial is beautiful. I know it will be. We love you! xoxo


    I know and love several of those bloggers. They are awesome.

    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    I have thought of you often these past two weeks and am so glad to know that our small gesture will help heal your broken hearts…..

    Take care!


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    Sarah Kate

    Oh, wow. What a kind and thoughtful thing to do. I “know” a couple of those girls and it is exactly something I would have expected them to do! I know Roo’s star will be up there winking at you every night!

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