Life After Beau

These are just a few things I've written. In this emotionally chaotic time, it helps to organize my thoughts.
Thank you for sharing this life with me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas cards.

I felt I needed to incorporate Beau, somehow, into the traditional sending of the holiday cards this year.  He is, and always will be, a part of our family.  I wanted to have some kind of display for friends and family that maybe haven't heard from us since they sent the sympathy card back in March, that we are still Beau's parents and we are proud of that.  And he is never far from our minds, our hearts, our lives.  We realize he is not here and we ache for him, but he did leave us with beautiful lessons about love and how death cannot stop our love for him.  Also, I wanted people to know that it's okay to bring his name the saying goes in the bereaved community, "My child's name may bring tears to my eyes, but never fails to bring music to my ears."  (Author unknown).

The insert to the card says, "Each life leaves something beautiful behind.  Beau Nicholas Caston March 7, 2010"

Also, I realized I really did want to send holiday wishes to everyone on our Christmas card list. I appreciate getting them in the mail and wanted to keep in touch that way.  Since I un-Facebooked myself and sometimes feel a little anti-social in that regard. 

I hope everyone has a peaceful holiday; one filled with love. 


  1. Minnow...
    Too beautiful for words! :) :) :)

    I absolutley adore how you & Sam have included Beau in your Christmas Cards...such wonderful, loving parents Mr. Beau Nicholas Caston has!

    I'm sending Love, Healing & Peace filled wishes to you, Sam, Beau...and your entire families - NOW...and ALWAYS!

  2. Beautiful, Minnow! I hope you and the fam have a peaceful holiday season.

    Sending our love,

    Heathre and fam.

  3. The cards are beautiful. Just lovely!

  4. I don't think I've ever left a comment but I've been blog stalking you for a while. And wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my most recent blog post.