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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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lilly and lilies

I've had a couple days where I was getting that "I need to have a bunch of good crys" feeling.  There definitely seems to be a cycle in grieving.  But I pretty much snapped out of it yesterday when my friend K.L. drove up and she had a beautiful oriental lily potted plant for us.  She said she was out buying plants and everytime she sees lilies she thinks of our Lilly.

“The Lord bless you for showing this kindness . . . ." - 2 Samuel 2:5

I was so touched by this and the lily was was beautiful and smelled sooooo good!  I decided we needed to have it inside for the rest of the day so we could enjoy it:

Ummmm ... the flowers smelled so good!  And the colors are beautiful:

Today my husband planted the liles in Lilly's memorial garden.  How nice to have a burst of color:

After that, the kids and I came in and made some caterpillars for Lilly's memorial tree for May.  They turned out cute.  Caterpillars are in memory of Lilly's favorite stuffed toy, Hank, who is buried with her.

T. made a paper caterpillar with a space for each of us to write a message to Lilly on:


  1. The garden is so pretty! I love the homemade caterpillars:) Saying a prayer for you now!

  2. Caterpillars spin a cocoon and become beautiful butterflies - ready to soar!
    Like Lilly who's earthly body has been transformed into a heavenly being where she soars on angel's wings!
    May God continue to comfort you and surround you with HIS earth angels [friends & family].
    love - me

  3. yes, lilly is indeed soaring, and laughing, and dancing!
    and no doubt so excited about the baby brother she is sending us! she knows he will be SO loved!!!

  4. Visiting from Tesha's link up :)
    Such a beautiful garden :)
    (((hugs))) saying a prayer for you.

  5. Visiting from Tesha's link up. Your sweet Lily was born on my son's due date, but he came late & was born on 7/13/10. He had Trisomy 13 and died on the 14th. So sorry to hear of your Lily's passing. It truly is a hard road. {{hugs}}

  6. I know I typed a comment on this blog the other day, but it isn't here... (I sound like my own customers... LOL)
    The Lilly garden is looking beautiful and will get better and better every year. :)
    The caterpillars turned out great. Such a cute idea.
    See you soon.

  7. I am from Tesha's link up. SO sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter, she is just so beautiful!