Over the past 18 months we have received so many amazing, beautiful and generous gifts from strangers and friends. Some of them I have shared, but many I haven't. I find it hard to talk about things that people have done for us or given us, because I truly feel like we don't deserve to be given so much. I hope though that everyone realises how much everything means to us - big and small. It really brightens our day to know that people are thinking of us. Just a card in the mail, even a year later means so much. It is so nice to check my emails and have emails from strangers from all over the world, letting me know that they are thinking of us and praying for us.
When Noah passed away my friend Kylie ordered me a beautiful necklace which I treasure so much. It has the names of each of my boys on it, and everyone who sees it comments on it and asks me where I got it from. She bought it from Kath at LOVEnCHERISH.
Since then Kath has been so lovely and has sent me two more beautiful necklaces as gifts. On the day of Aaron's funeral I got home to find a beautiful necklace in the mail which said 'Aaron - forever in my heart' on it.
Since moving I can't find it and another special necklace that I had, so I'm hoping it will magically turn up as I wore it all the time. I only stopped wearing it because when we got back from our holiday to Queensland, there was another beautiful necklace waiting for me, that Kath had sent as a gift.
She sent it for the one year anniversary since Aaron passed away, which meant so much to me. It means so much to know that people still know how hard it is, even a year later. I love the necklace so much, as well as my others that she has sent me. I wear it every day, but have learnt that it's not the best idea to wear it to work as it is constantly grabbed by the kids. I feel lost now when I don't wear one of my necklaces. It makes me feel like I have my boys close to me, so I make sure that I wear one whenever I'm not at work, or the gym.