I immediately took the frame down, put his picture on the piano and sent Nate to school with the frame. (The frame eventually came back with Nathan's hand print and a picture of Nathan with a super sappy poem--that makes me cry--about what a big mess he makes and how someday he won't be around to make the mess.) By this time of the year, I knew I was pregnant, so I hauled off to Target and bought 5 new black frames.
Anson's picture was eventually moved off the piano and I had pictures of only 3 kids on the wall. And the only current picture was Annika's. After a while I could tell that this bothered Anson because he drew these pictures and put them where his frame used to be.
So last Sunday I did it...After 7 months without Anson's picture up (cringe) I got out the frames and everyone's current picture and redid the wall. It's kind of a weird wall and I had trouble taking pictures, but there's Anson right in the middle. See, I love him as much as my other children.