They set Lainey's stone this week. I'm not there to see it, but Krissy texted me pictures of it. They are supposed to fasten a vase to that little thing that looks like a bolt sticking up beside the heart.
The pain is still very great and very real. I cried last night when I saw the pictures until my eyes were red and burning. There is still a big, empty spot in our family. Our friends, Pat & Kesha Barker, had a little girl just 5 days after Lainey was born. We are spending time with them this week, and I watch Emma toddling around with uncertain steps. I see her short ponytail sticking up from the top of her head. I look at her chubby little face, and it hurts. I wish I had my chubby Lainey to cuddle in my arms. We miss you, Lainey.