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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

Friday, April 20, 2012

A visitor for Lilly

The other day, I was so touched to receive an email from D., who said that she had been reading Lilly's blog for the last year after a cousin of my husband had told her about it. She said she had been at Oakdale, the cemetery Lilly was buried at, to check on her parents gravesite. She knew that Lilly had been buried in that cemetery and as she was leaving, a beautiful red, white, and blue wreath caught her eye.

D. felt it was Lilly "winking" at her and she stopped and checked and sure enough, it was Lilly's grave. She said she knelt down to say "hello" to Lilly, and to say a prayer for us.

She took the picture I posted today and said everything seemed so peaceful. I was SO happy to see Lilly's wreath was still there and intact. I had been worried it would blow away like her beautiful flowers we had placed there.

It doesn't look like we will get a chance to visit Lilly's grave this month, unlike every month since she died. (She is buried a bit over 2 hours away from us.) And that bothered me. So I was extra thankful to get D.'s e-mail and pictures that all was well. I told my husband the other day that it would mean a lot to me if we could visit Lilly's grave on Mother's Day. Somehow it would just feel more complete.

So thank you again D. for your kindness and for taking the time to visit Lilly and to contact me. My family and I are so grateful!

I have had a number of things happen in my life that have left me tending to be standoffish and untrusting of people. But so many people, including strangers, continue to reach out to us with such thoughtfulness, that it has made a huge impression on me and has really restored a lot of my faith in people. I find myself reaching out to others a lot more. So thank you God and thank you Lilly! :)


  1. hope you do get to go visit lilly's grave on mother's day. that would be lovely!

  2. I can only imagine how you feel. Maybe you and the kids could go on your own one day while Bubba is working. I know he'd like to go to, but it may just not work out this time. xxoo

  3. Hi I found you from Kelly's link up. I have to say I am crying reading Lily's story. I am so very sorry you had to say goodbye to your lovely little girl. She is beautiful, I love the picture of her with the dolls. I have to say since my Jonathan went to heaven in January, (born still) I've had days of becoming very withdrawn from people. It is so easy to get hurt when you are grieving. I am having a weekly Tuesday link up to connect bereaved mommies, so we can encourage each other. I would love if you joined :)I am saying a prayer for your request right now and will continue to pray for you. Congratulations on your new sweet boy.