I remember a few days before you went into the hospital, your momma brought you to church, you were about 2 1/2 weeks old. I even got to hold you for just a few minutes. You looked a lot like your mommy. She told us that you were going in to have your heart checked at the hospital. Little did your parents know that you would be spending the rest of your short, sweet life in the Children's ICU.
You spent 5 weeks in the hospital. I didn't visit you because Brinley was only a few months old. I really reget not going, I should have kept your mommy company. She was there with me when Olivia was born. I know that you and Olivia are best of friends. Your probably just like a big sister to her, good practice since you have two little brothers.
I remember helping at your funeral. Your mom never shed a tear, she was such a strong woman. I cried a lot. I couldn't imagine what it must have been like for your parents to lose a child so young. Your mom is a great woman, who helped me through my own loss. I haven't seen her cry much, but I know she does.
So...here we are, celebrating your 5th birthday. Your mom thinks about you all the time as she watches all of your friends grow up around her...Brinley is starting kindergarten next school year and you would be too. I know it has to be hard to watch.
We visited your grave today. Last time I was there, was August 3rd of last year, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your wonderful family had stopped by earlier. I can imagine there were a few tears shed as your brothers and sister played.
Keep watch over your family, remind them about what is imortant. They love and miss you.
We miss you too, Sierra!
Love your friends, Matt, Arah and Brinley Kunz