The week before Jude died we went out for a night time walk to deliver Christmas cards.
It was a cold, clear night and we spent a long time looking in the sky for our favourite constellation, Orion’s Belt.
Jude was grumpy and he wanted to get home so he just kept complaining that he couldn’t see it. He even claimed that he didn’t know what it was.
The night we came home from the hospital without him, there they were, the only visible stars in the sky shining right over our house.
They stayed there for most of the winter and every night before bed Isla and I would look up to them and say goodnight to Jude. You can’t see Orion’s Belt in the summer but now that the nights are darker again, it’s back. If you look up and see it, please think about our sparkly little boy.