The Unfilled Stocking

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. It’s been staring at me these past weeks thinking of what Logan needs. He’s not needing toys or clothes. So instead I’m filling his with memories for him and for us.

This year I’ve chosen to slow down more and to do things that protect my heart this season. I’m not as worried as I was last year about making sure to organize memorial memories of Logan and ensuring I’d hear his name. I’m taking pressure off myself to organize a special time for him to be remembered. The truth is he’s remembered everyday, so making an assigned time of remembrance seems like unnecessary work to me right now.

I do t feel I have to do as much educating about what grief is and that Christmas will always be both happy and sad. I am not worried that he’s been forgotten and will never be remembered especially this time of year. I’ve been shown how he has a place in so many other homes besides mine. He’s being talked of and is loved by so many.

My wish this Christmas is that his stocking will be filled with love and memories. For Logan’s first birthday we wrote him messages and sent them in balloons to him. This Christmas I’m going to do something similar. I’m writing him some of my favorite memories of this past year. My hopes for what he might’ve enjoyed and placing it in his stocking. I’m thinking this will be my new tradition to pull out the old years memories and revisit the past and place a hope for the future.

If anyone else would like to join me in placing a memory, picture or note for Logan in his stocking I would love to add it. You can text, email or snail mail it to me to add it to his 2017 memories.

If you’re unable to get something added to his stocking please just consider doing a random act of kindness in his memory. This month is so hard for so many. If you can take a moment to think of another in need and have the ability to help if be honored to hear the story!

Author: Beyondthewillows

I'm a wife, mother to two incredible children. One on Earth and one in heaven.

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