This is a pink sky I caught with my iPhone while in Idaho. Most of our trip was bittersweet. We were there to celebrate Christmas. We are more thankful than ever that our savior was born but, we are still so early in the grieving process. There is no good time to lose your child but, less than 2 weeks before Christmas seemed to be especially hard. Anyway, the trip was full of ups and downs. One night I headed out to the front porch for a few moments alone and this beautiful pink sky took my breath away.
My biggest reason for sharing is: www.Pink Sky Project.com. My cousin Stevie had a brain tumor too. She died just over a year and a half ago. She was 19 and lived with her tumor for 5 years after diagnosis. She and Hadley's tumor journeys had so many parallels. Despite the big age difference, they were kindred spirits. Now they are both in heaven picking yellow tulips and caring for babies and cuddly little furry things.
After Stevie left her body behind Gina, her wonderful Mama, wrote and illustrated this book. It has been a source of comfort and hope for our entire family over the course of this past year.
The book begins:
Everyone is born and everyone dies.
It is a great mystery and a promise.
It is a story that is hard to remember and a story that has no endings, only beginnings.
I encourage you to order one for your family. In doing so you will also be helping put this book in the hands of families in situations similar to ours at no cost. All 'profit' from the book is used to give free books to those who need them.
Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for loving our girl.
Keep an eye out for pink skies and remember our pinkalicious Hadley.