Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Family History

This Sunday at church I participated in a Family History Genealogy class that they offered, it was perfect timing as I was thinking this winter I really need to work on my family history and the names that I have done already are almost completed. I am ready for the next stage and that I am sure, will be a bit more daunting of a task than the first round, but I am committed to it. I updated my files on the computer and in doing so, I had to add my sweet Avery Ann as a birth and a death, that just didn't look right to me on the computer, not right and not fair. But then I was sitting in class and our bishop gave me my records and I noticed that it was that exact day 6 years ago that I was sealed to my husband. That was a blessing to me as I was so sad already, but having the knowledge that I do about being together forever gave me a sense of peace and comfort. I will be with my Avery again as well as my entire family if I can continue to progress and get all the family names I can through the temple. I am so grateful that I have my husband and my boys that I need to remember that when I begin to feel the great loss of not having Avery here with us today. We miss her so much. She is truly not forgotten, each and every prayer that our boys say, has mention of her and how we will never forget her. They are so precious, we went to the pumpkin patch this weekend and they picked out their pumpkins of course they were so big I had to carry them as they couldn't and they picked out three tiny pumpkins for Avery's grave. But we grew some of our own this year and we brought her the tiniest one of the patch. They suggested we paint the pumkins pink...ah I think orange will be just fine.





We had such a great time at the pumpkin patch this weekend. The kids didn't want to leave.

5 comments:

Mindi D said...

That is so sweet, the pumpkins look perfect sitting on that tiny grave :) I bet she loved it!

secondchances said...
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secondchances said...

A day in the life of grief.. it truly has a life of its own.. out of the blue..something will come to me; a thought or a vision will surface and the process begins again. Each time I see the little girl Oliva who was born two days before Avery Ann I am saddened beyond any words I can express. Each time I find a penny I say.." Hi Avery Ann thanks for saying hi to me. I love you. " and so it goes.. a day in the life of grief.

Love, Mom

Donielle said...

I was looking through some of Jared's genealogy that his mother has and saw so many births and deaths of such sweet little children along the pioneer trail. I was in tears for these brave women. I can't help but think that the one entry that you made of Avery Ann, will be looked on, pondered and cried over by your ancestors for years and years to come. Maybe a 100 years from now, your great,great, great, grandaughter will go in search of little Averys grave. She may have had a short life on this earth, but her spirit will continue blessing lives for a long time.

Aunt Sandy said...

I'm so happy you are updating and keeping track of the whole family, it's a big job. Yes sweet Avery is and always will be in our family. How wonderful the boys are to give her pumpkins. I love you Avery.