I received a special gift in the mail today.
It came from a girl I only interacted with a few times, about five years ago.
We’ve recently become friends through Facebook.
Sadly, she’s also experienced a miscarriage.
Written in the card: “Years ago, a tradition was started between my friends to send a sweet stuffed animal after the loss of a little one, in memory of their life – no matter how long or short.”
The card said more too. All things that were comforting and sweet.
At first the gift made me feel sad – well, because a lot of things make me feel sad right now – but then it brought me an ocean of hope. Somehow, this little smiling monkey is just what my heart needed today.
My heart will hold onto hope until I am holding my own sweet, smiling little monkey in my arms someday.