Momma has spent the last two evenings going through every single photo and video we have of you. It has been emotionally draining. Heart-wrenching. Cathartic. Painful. Joyful.
I have re-lived every moment of every day we spent with you. The smells, the sounds, the softness of your blonde hair, the tight grip of your little monkey toes...it has all come rushing back with an overwhelming rush. A reassuring rush. I've been so afraid that I was beginning to forget the little things, the details.
It seems my brain, on a daily basis, only doles out what it thinks I can handle. But, when I go into full-immersion mode - like I did this week - the floodgates open. I welcomed this flood. I intentionally opened those gates. And the emotional drain has had a surprising end result...I actually feel re-energized. Refueled by the love and memories. By how close you still are in my mind, and in every one of my senses.
I know I feel better when I get to talk about you, so it only makes sense that this photo overload has been healing. So, while I probably look a little crazy with my mascara-tear-streaked face, I actually feel a sense of calm. Peace. Love.
Peanut, I send all that love and peace your way tonight, along with a big air kiss - MWAAAHHHH! I love you...to the moon and back!