Last week, my friend Crystal lost her 8 month old son to SIDS. Yesterday (Wednesday) was his funeral. Since she lives in Arizona and I couldn't attend, my family released balloons for him yesterday afternoon, which is what Crystal asked everyone to do.
Ever since I found out about Sage's passing last week, I have been very introspective and teary. I have always admired Crystal for her dedication to motherhood. It is obvious that she enjoys every minute of it and she always has a smile on her face. I will never forget the day she showed up at my doorstep with a bouquet of daisies because I was sick and pregnant with Sophie, even though she was sick and pregnant herself. That's just how Crystal is.
I have been so thankful this week for my children, and for my knowledge that families are forever. I can't imagine having to go through such a loss. I am so glad to know that Crystal and Spencer will be with their sweet baby again, and I am grateful that they know it.