My Sweet Ellianna Grace,
We never imagined we would not have you here for your very first Christmas. It saddens our hearts to see your stocking hanging empty, and to know there will be no rushing in to scoop you out of your crib on Christmas morning.
I try to imagine what is must be like in Heaven… are the angels bustling around preparing for a big celebration? Are there Christmas carols and sounds of bells? Is everyone still whispering about the little baby Jesus and what He did for us all those years ago?
I hope that you are held close by your new friends, and that your brother is lovingly showing you the way around.
We will be giving thanks for the blessing of 4 1/2 months here graced with your presence, and for the ways we have grown and the things we have learned.
Missing you dearly, loving you deeply, and waiting for the day I will hold you again.