It all started with Josie. She was set to be induced with Theo on a Saturday morning. Spencer was on a pancake kick. When I opened up the drawer next to the stove, the birthday candles were peeking out at me.
Birthday pancakes were born.
I thought what a wonderful way to celebrate his life from across the ocean. Spencer already knew about Palmer's diagnosis. He often worried that there would be no one for his brother to play with in heaven. I thought this would be a good way to 'introduce' him to the other babies who would also go to heaven when God decided it was time. I explained that Theo's head didn't grow right either and that today was his birthday. I asked him if he wanted to have a little birthday party for Theo. He excitedly agreed, the candles were lit and the birthday song commenced. We have since kept this tradition alive by celebrating the births of Christopher, Carys, Gabriel, Sophia, KayLynn and Esther ~ just to name a few.
Eleven years ago today, a beautiful baby girl was born to Monika and Christope in Switzerland. They named her Anouk. Today we remember her along with her parents and siblings. Happy Birthday Anouk!! May your family find peace today as you celebrate in heaven. I know you are looking down on your mom with pride and love. She gave you life and the rest of us hope.