As happy as I am to see 2009 exit it was still profoundly sad.

As parents we expect to take our children with us from year to year.  We get to watch them grow and change and hopefully ring in many New Years Eves with them. 

But my sweet Ella will forever be a part of 2009 and in that way the ending of the year is bittersweet.

In honor of all of our little ones that will forever remain part of 2009.  May the new year bring us peace and blessings.