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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 22, 2012

A thankful Thanksgiving

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." - Johannes A. Gaertner

Lilly in her pumpkin hat last Thanksgiving:

"Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world: It is not he who prays most or fasts most, it is not he who gives most alms or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who receives everything as an instance of God's goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it." - Wiilliam Law

Solomon wearing Lilly's pumpkin hat this Thanksgiving:

"If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." - Frank A. Clark

I know this picture portraying the first Thanksgiving is supposed to be historically inaccurate, but I like it anyway:

"O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting."  - 1 Chronicles 16:34

(Above photo) Lilly's turkey handprints from the two Thanksgivings she was with us.  I'm off now to help Solomon make his first turkey handprint!

"[I]n everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18


  1. love the pictures of solomon in lilly's pumpkin hat! he's so grown up and so beautiful!

    lilly is having thanksgiving feasts everyday now with Jesus.

    tuesday night as he was helping tuck clara in, john luke prayed, "...and Lord, please make sure Lilly has something to eat and drink..."


  2. These are some of my favorite pictures of Lilly! I love her little eye in the top one :) Solomon is looking pretty good too! Hope your holiday was blessed <3