Nine years ago tonight, we learned that our unborn baby Miles had died at 39 weeks the previous day. (It is also, by sheer coincidence, the official Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.) Each year, we honor his memory in some way - often it involves me spending a few days doing marathon Buffy watching in bed and making chocolate-chip cookies (and eating them). Always it includes lighting the Miles Candles, which I just did tonight.
Earlier tonight, I went out to put the garbage out and I found the October Elves hard at work on our front porch. This is what they left us:
Thank you October Elves!