This is the first entry in our family's blog, which we decided to start after losing Benjamin. In fact, we had discussed starting one earlier, since we have regularly overlooked opportunities to keep cross-country family and friends up to date on our family's goings-on. Of course, we had hoped we would be updating primarily on the development, antics, personalities, adventures, and relationships of our two boys, but unfathomably, our life as we had planned it is simply not to be.
For a very long time, our family will be actively grieving. We will also be raising our beautiful son, Matthew. So this blog will track at least these two basic themes, and will be characterized by fluctuating emotions and irregular posting; we anticipate posts of pictures of Matthew, of our outings, and of ourselves, along with some reflections. We hope in time that moods and post patterns will shift, reflecting an ongoing process of healing and creation of new meaning.
"From where I stand, the sun casts haunting shadows, but I turn my face to its warmth and think, What a beautiful day!" (Lise Funderberg)