Last year I wrote my blog about my son Grayson. He was stillborn on February 12, 1997, (see archives to read that blog). And, honestly, I did not intend to write about him again this year. But something happened that made this year different from years past.
Grayson's birthday this year was like every year. Nothing spectacular happened, at first. The day proceeded the same as it does every year: Dave and I woke feeling emotionally vulnerable and full at the same time. We lit candles like we do every year in honor of Grayson and we gave each other a lot of extra hugs. We pulled out his ultra sound photos and scrapbook and spent the day remembering his little life, the lessons he taught us, and the importance and power of love.
Although the day proceeded just as it does every year, just as we were getting ready to go to bed we got a phone call from my sister. My sister, who was due to have her 7th (and presumably last) baby the beginning of March, went into labor instead on February 12th, Grayson's birthday. Okay, that's kind of cool and weird and interesting and all, but that's not all. Not only was her baby born the same day but she was born at 6:15pm, the exact same day AND time as Grayson!
Okay, that is weird!
I mean, it's got to be more than a coincidence, doesn't it? So I am taking it as a message from the void, from Grayson, from Spirit. Not sure exactly what the message is, but it seems one of hope, of renewal, rebirth, the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. And of course, a message that we are all connected...for truly we are, are we not?!
I received so many wonderful emails from many of you in the RCG-I community that I felt it was important to share this with you all as well!
And so I share the blessings of hope and renewal to each of you that has been our gift this Imbolc season.
-By Jenny June Sterling, goddess mother of three, and spirit mother of four.