Monday, April 6, 2009

Time

Time is a funny thing. Last Monday seems like it was so long ago. As I went to bed last night, it was odd to think how different things are from a week before. Sunday evening Dexter was feeling pretty chilly, so I snuggled him up in some blankets and nestled him to my chest. We snuggled on the couch where I fell asleep, with my sweet baby in my arms. I woke up at some point in the middle of the night and gently tucked him into his bassinet. For the last time. And that tender moment already seems like forever ago.

9 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, I ache for you. You guys continue to be in our thoughts & prayers, strong as you are!

merathon said...

choking me all up again. still sad i was absent. love you lots.

Amber said...

You don't know me, but I was roommates and good friends with your cousin Rachel at BYU. I have just spent the last hour reading your blog and crying with you at the burdens that you were asked to carry and yet the strength that you excude. I couldn't leave your blog without thanking you for strengthening my testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Though I don't know you, my heart breaks for you at this time and I pray that you will continue to feel the comfortor's strong and constant influence as you continue on day to day. I hope you don't mind that I blog hopped into such a personal and selfless love- filled experience. Dexter touched my life today. Thank you. I will keep you in my prayers.

-Amber

Phillips Clan said...

Your testimonies at Dexter's service were a blessing and strength to me, and all who were able to attend. It comes to me more each day that we are truly in the Lord's hands, especially when things do not go the way our hearts would like them to.

You will continue to be in our hearts and prayers.

Love, Roxane and Randy

The Deru said...

Oh, Monette and Aaron, I am so sad for you. I thought of you all through Conference and wondered how you were feeling. I love you!

Rachel said...

Monette! Rachel had a link to you on her blog, and I was so glad to find you! I'm so sorry for your loss, and you're in my prayers.

Joseph L. said...

Monette, I'm praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your life here - you've always inspired me, and reading about Dexter and your family and your faith and courage has made me even more grateful for your example. Reading your blog reaffirms my testimony - I know that the Savior makes everything alright, not only in eternity, but also now - if we let Him.

Tiffny said...

Oh my dear Monette! Rachel Bodily just emailed me your blog link. I'm so sorry to hear about this sad turn of events. Matt and I both send our love and prayers for you and your family. -Tiffny

Ransoms said...

Thanks again for your strength and examples, Dahles. Are you tired of hearing how amazing you are, yet? It is indeed true. I am sorry to have missed meeting Dexter, and missed his funeral services, but I feel a lot of love for him, and for the rest of your little family. I miss you, little sis!