My Dearest Gabriella,
I think of you everyday. Some days are tough and some are easier, but each day has some emptiness without you in my arms.
I saw a little baby girl the other day at the store. She was almost 3 months old, and of course I thought of you. I wondered what you would look like at 3 months old and if you grow up while in the arms of the Lord.
Dominic misses you. Of course he can't tell me that but, I can tell. He has been out of sorts lately. People tell me it is his age or because he is teething. I think it is because he wants to play with his sister and there isn't anything I can do to fill that void for him.
Easter is approaching, and as it does, I am planning for summer. I bought some beautiful butterflies for your garden yesterday. I wish I could spoil you in person.
My love, I will write to you again. Maybe it will help with the pain and emptiness.
Watch over your brother and know you are loved.
(This letter is an actual note I wrote to Gabriella on a card and plan on leaving at her garden later this weekend.)