November 16th, 2008 | by Matt |

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.

Cow Ornament

  1. 4 Responses to “Reminders”

  2. By Kristel on Nov 18, 2008 | Reply

    It’s perfectly sweet, and Kevin would have been so captivated by it! I bet he would have carried it around the house with his other special items. I have to get one!

  3. By Sara Stout on Nov 19, 2008 | Reply

    I have been reading your postings since Kevin passed away, but never knew what to “say” to you, but when I saw the picture of the ornament I could just hear Kevin screaming with delight, “COW!” and I just wanted to let you know that I think of your family often and you remain in my prayers.

  4. By Mona on Nov 24, 2008 | Reply

    I’m sure it was bittersweet. Tractors & cows will always remind us of Kevin – must have been the farmer blood in him! I’ve been keeping my eye open for a cow ornament too – it looks like you found a perfect one. You guys are on our minds & in our prayers all the time, especially as the holidays are approaching.

  5. By Jeni on Dec 3, 2008 | Reply

    Just perfect. I think lots of people will have this ornament on their tree this year.

    We saw frog boots at Target yesterday and Lily said, “So that’s where Kevin got his boots!”