I ordered this canvas because Maddie said she wanted a big picture of her and Ollie. It finally arrived and it's perfect ❤️ I can't wait for her to have a sibling in the house again. She adored Ollie. And she was so gentle with him. And she was SO excited to be a big sis. Recently, I told some friends how Maddie use to lay on Ollie's playmat next to him, and she'd roll around, giggling, and sometimes she'd say, " stop tickling me, Ollie!" Well, Ollie was just laying there staring at her... Not tickling her. But, she was so excited for the day they could share interactive play. I'm so sad she'll never have a (living) sibling close in age, and it's actually something I've been struggling with a lot lately. But, she is the person she is for a reason. She was perfectly created for the role she plays in this world... Strong, warm, sensitive, full of imagination and creativity, and she loves to make new friends ❤️ I know she'll be just fine ❤️
On January 3, 2013, my 1 yr old son, Ollie, passed away. That's where my life "before Ollie" ends and my grief journey begins... My new normal, my path toward healing, my life "after Ollie". I'm a grieving mother who believes in hope. This is my story.