Saturday, January 9, 2010

James David Ashfeld - Our Guardian Angel

As many of you may know we lost our little nephew last year due to SIDS. He was born on Jan 9, 2009 and passed away Feb 19th, 2009. Baby James brought a ton of joy to our family in the short 6 weeks he was here. Keith, Kelli, Ariana, Amber, Maddison, & Conner were all so proud. Tony and I were just looking forward to the "newness" wearing off and us to be able to take baby James and spoil him. I was so excited, I came home on a business trip to get the voicemail that our baby nephew was born.

We feel even closer to him now, as James was due on Jan 4 as well as our baby. Tony and I decided to start trying for a baby last April right after we got engaged because James made us realize how short life can be. We succeeded right away in conceiving and feel as if James was watching over us ever since. Since it is 6 p.m. on Jan 9th, with no contractions in sight, we are thinking that it wasn't written in the stars for James and Lenna to share the same birthday. That is ok for us, because they would have both wanted their own special days if James was here, and we will always be thinking of 1/9/09 on this day. We really wish we could be watching him shoving cake in his face and getting it all over. We will forever be thinking of our "Angel James" and he is always going to live on in our hearts. Lenna will grow up to know about her cousin and how important he was to us as well.