I know her.
In honor of Grady and Ryder, I have asked that my friends and family post a photo of a candle lit for them.
Please continue to do so, and I'd like to add these photos to their memory book - because they matter. Hashtag #gradyandryder so I can see them all together. <3
Tonight, I'm taking a jump off the ledge and I'm sharing a piece of my heart, a piece of them. There are still important family members that I am waiting to share the boys' photos with, but I feel like I'm at a better place in my grief journey, and I feel like my soul needs to share them. You all have to understand, as a mom, your heart wants to brag, share, and tell all about the wonderful things that make up your children. And I've been longing to share them because they are beautiful, God's creation, mine, and loved.
Grady and Ryder,
I love you. I don't think I can express or say that enough. I love you. I love you. I love you. I miss you so much, my heart could explode. I miss every single piece of you. I miss your kicks as I held you through our 22 weeks, I miss holding you on your birthday, I miss kissing you, I miss being your mom, and boys I just miss having you here. Tonight, I want to honor you by showing you off. The pictures I have of you are my treasure. They've been kept close to my bed, close in my heart, and only shared with those that love you so, so, so, so much. But I think it's time we start to show you off. You are God's perfect creation and I love you both from your head to your toes, and to the moon and back.
I may be 1 in four, but boys, I'm just simply your mom. Each day that passes from the moment you left me, is a day that I'm closer to you. I love you today, tomorrow, and always.
Here's to you boys. <3
GRADY DEAN DAIL & RYDER DYLAN DAIL.