Having the kids sealed to us are some of the most awesome experiences we have ever had. In our family, we celebrate the day each of the kids were sealed us. We make a cake and celebrate our eternal family. The kids love celebrating their anniversaries. One year ago today, Andrew was sealed to us.
When Aubs and Tann were sealed to us, the kids were brought to the sealing room first, and Eric and I entered last. With Andrew, Eric and I came in then waited for all the kids to come in. We could hear them making noises down the hallway, and as they came in I was overcome by the Spirit and how special the day was. I think I cried through most of the ceremony. Andrew was so perfect that day. Eric's mom had made all the kids perfect white clothes, and Andrew had the cutest one piece outfit with a vest and bow tie. He was so happy and easy going. Andrew had gone without his morning nap, but was still our same, special little boy.
This special day has taken on a new meaning after Andrew died. It is because he was sealed to us that we know we will see him again. It is still pretty surreal that instead of celebrating his anniversary with him here, we spent this last week picking out his headstone. I'm so grateful for this sweet boy. I am so grateful that we are so blessed in being his parents. I miss him so much! I miss his chubby hands, his funny faces, snuggling with him, holding him on my hip, feeding him yogurt, tickling him, and so many more things.
I am so deeply thankful for the understanding that our family relationships can extend beyond this life and into eternity. I love my angel son, Andrew.