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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

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy heavenly birthday, Little Firecracker Lilly!

(I don't have access to my pictures at the moment, so this will be a brief and "pictureless" (gasp!) post.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLY!  (Oh ... and happy birthday America too!)

I am in the middle of making an angel food cake, but just wanted to wish my sweet little girl a very happy birthday today.  If she were still on earth, we would be celebrating her 2nd birthday.  But she's in a better place, and is celebrating with Jesus.

Is the grief of losing a loved one worth it? 


"Grief and pain are the price we humans have to pay for the love and total commitment we have for another person.  The more we love, the more we are hurt when we lose the object of our love.  But if we are honest with ourselves, would we have it any other way?" - C. S. Lewis

"There is a sacredness in tears.  They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues.  They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love." - Washington Irving

To read about and see pictures from the wonderful, amazing day 2 years ago when Lilly was born click here

To see my posts about Lilly's first birthday click here .  See the post about her parties here.  And another birthday post here.

To see who is holding Lilly for us right now click here.

Thank you to all of you who have sent gifts, cards, and have e-mailed - it means so much.


  1. Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Lilly!!! xoxo

  2. Thinking of Lilly today, and of you. You remember her well!
    God is good!

  3. Happy Belated birthday pretty girl. Praying for you in this hard time my friend.