Sometimes reminders of Kevin come in strange forms.
This morning we were at Target. We were browsing through the Christmas section, which was unexpectedly emotional to begin with. Thoughts of our first Christmas without him are still kind of hard to deal with at this point.
We spotted an ornament that seemed like a perfect reminder of Kevin - a cow with angel wings. And the little red ornament that the cow is holding reminds me of a heart. It will definitely go on our tree this year, assuming we actually put ornaments up.
Emily asked “what’s wrong, mom?” as we were checking out. We were both trying to hide the tears in our eyes. Sometimes the reminders are especially poignant.