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November 23rd, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Are you planning on doing anything to commemorate your child this Christmas season?
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November 23rd, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I usually buy an Angel for Madison. I may buy two this year. One for Madison and one for my Mom who just passed away.
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November 24th, 2010, 07:39 AM
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The pain of her death is so new and fresh, I don't know how I will even handle Christmas this year. I am reluctant to even celebrate, but I know I must go on and she would want me to enjoy the holiday, although she isn't here to experience it with us.
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November 27th, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Compassionate Friends has a worldwide candle lighting each year, a few weeks before Christmas. This will be my first year attending. Last year, the candle lighting was 3 weeks after Gracie passed, and I just wasn't ready to do it.

To commemorate her last year, I did buy an angel. I also bought a gift for a 3 year old girl whose angel I pulled off a tree at the mall. I will do that this year for a 4 year old and follow each Christmas buying a gift for a child in need who is the same age as my Gracie would be.

I can not return to Victoria General Hospital where she passed away, but I have been back our local hospital a few times and feel comfortable now going back to the pediatric floor. I will be making about 4 dozen Christmas cookies (different types) and bringing them to the nurses that looked after her during visits we had on the floor during her 3 years. We got to know our nurses quite well and they did so much for Gracie.
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November 28th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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We always buy an ornament for Charlie for our tree..
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November 30th, 2010, 05:06 PM
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I am still putting her stocking up, and I Will light a candle for her. Other than that i am not sure, christmas, her birthday, and her death date are all one right after another, that 3 weeks is a doozy for me.
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December 15th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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We have her stocking that we hang each year. We buy fresh cut flowers on Christmas Eve and put them in there that night.
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December 16th, 2010, 12:56 AM
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Zac is the only one of our kids with an ornament on the tree. I'd like to do something else for him but I'm not sure what.
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December 23rd, 2010, 12:24 AM
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We do stuff every year. I made a donation to the NICU she was in this month in her memory. I'll be doing a donation right after Christmas to an OB ward in her memory also.

On Christmas Eve we'll go to the cemetery and light a 3 days vigil candle and leave in burning and leave her some toys on her grave. <3
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