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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today was Lilly's first Thanksgiving! And that is what I was most thankful for today. :)

I started a new tradition for my children this year. I had each draw a turkey using their hand. I thought I'd save them each year into a notebook and that it would be fun to watch the size of their hands grow as they got older.

I helped Lilly with her drawing. I managed to get three of her fingers unclenched and down onto the paper. But her forefinger and thumb were just so tightly clenched that I traced them that way. I then decided she wouldn't mind if I colored her turkey for her. That was a fun, quick project on a very busy day.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:4-5


  1. little granddaughter,
    it was special having you at my house for your first thanksgiving. you are at the top of my grateful list this year.
    mah mah

  2. how sweet - it's like a pic of a baby turkey :)

  3. I think it is appropriate that her turkey have 3 tail feathers. Afterall, that IS Lilly. :)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Lilly! You are always good- but you even better and more sweet on Thanksgiving! :)