Because the people in my family are close and everyone would want a way to recognize Friday as Magdalena's day, I made these cupcakes for everyone to eat.
One of the hardest things to do is to go visit Magdalena's grave on days like today. It is a reminder of the pain in my heart. I usually lose it completely there, and so I like to go alone. We all went together, and although I was uncertain about Walt going, I am glad that we went as a family. It is easier to introduce Walt to Magdalena and death now, so that it will be easier to talk about later. I never want it to be something that makes Mommy too sad for him to ask questions because all of the questions and answers would be wrapped around Jesus!
Noah and I finally went earlier this summer to pick out Magdalena's headstone, which we are still waiting to come in. We had to make some of the hardest decisions concerning what it would look like, but we finally realized that nothing would ever really be good enough or describe her life well enough, so we had to get what would do.