This post is a little different for me. I typically don’t share a lot of posts with my feelings. Probably mostly because my background is in journalism so I am more comfortable with fact based writing, but also because I always want to give my readers valuable information. What I hope you get from this post is not to take things for granted and to love your babies while they are here.
If you read this blog you know I am a big small shop supporter. It started out as a love for unique and cute baby clothes but what I found was a community of amazing moms who I interact with almost daily. I found out this weekend that a small shop owner lost her seven month old son unexpectedly. It hit me pretty hard, I mean most stories about baby/child deaths do, but this one was especially difficult because, although I didn’t know this mama personally many of the small shops and brand reps I talk to daily did.
I can’t imagine what this family is going through. I would be absolutely devastated if anything happened to Aiden. I like to think that I don’t take life for granted. I always have in the back of my head what if something happens to me? Or Dan (who I am pretty sure is a better parent than I am!) or Aiden? Becoming a mom has shown me a capacity of love that I didn’t know was even possible.
I know that babies and toddlers have their moments and can be irritating at times but at least they are around to irritate you. Don’t forget for every moment they irritate you they also make life SO much better. They make you laugh and smile and see life in a new way. I wish there was some way to fix this and bring that little boy back, but that’s not how life works so instead I will take this experience as a reminder not to take life for granted. Live in the moment — make time for your little ones, play with them, kiss them good morning and goodnight, and love your babies while they (and you) are here.
Shop to support the DeRosier family — These tees were created by small shops and proceeds benefit the DeRosier family who lost their son Sloan on July 3rd.
Loved by Noon (mom and baby tees)
River Babe Threads
Little Hooligans Co (mom and baby tees)
Spill the Beans
Peyton and Forge
Cuddle Sleep Dream (mom and baby tees)
Hudson Lillian Design (mom tee)
Eighth of August (mom and baby tees)
Southern Belle Design
The Pine Torch
Logan M Styles beanies and headbands
Wooden Matching Game
You can also donate directly to the family here.
If you liked this post please see the follow up Can We Please Stop the Mommy Wars?