Jaden’s Family Portrait

I knew it would happen some day … I just didn’t think it would happen so soon. Jaden made a wonderful drawing of our family … Without Owen in it.





Let me first point out that 1+4=5 🙂 haha I wasn’t mad that Owen wasn’t on the drawing but it made me sad. I know Jaden, nor anyone else, has forgotten Owen. It’s normal, natural and healthy to move on. The painful truth is that we only have 5 people living in our house.

It was the first family portrait of only 5 … And I know it won’t be the last. And that’s ok. They just won’t ever look “right” to me. They will always look like they are hiding something. Even though the picture might now show it … We are always a family of 6 and I have 4 children.

Love, Mel


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Filed under Grief, Jaden Story, Owen's Gone, Posted by Melissa

One response to “Jaden’s Family Portrait

  1. 😦 I’m so glad that you’re grounded enough to accept that painful reality. That you didn’t flip out on Jaden! How wonderful, that his family portrait was one with bright colors, of happiness… that it wasn’t a scribble of dark mess… anger and hostility.

    Despite death, you have managed to remain a family, and you are moving forward with grace and dignity! *hugs*

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