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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

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 10: Holidays

This is is my tenth post in a series of seventeen.  17 days of remembering Lilly's 17 months of life as we approach her one year angelversary.

Since Lilly lived 17 months on earth, we were blessed to have her with us for every holiday.  Of course it associates some sadness to that holiday or event as we "remember when Lilly ...."  But I think it is worth it.  For example, today we went to the Christmas tree farm to cut our tree.  Lilly had been with us twice.  This year we had Solomon and he wore Lilly's santa hat.  Being there both hurt my heart yet made me smile as we remembered Lilly with us there previously.

Here are some holiday Lilly pictures:

New Year's Day 2011:

Valentines Day 2011:

Easter 2011:

July 4 / Lilly's birth day 2010:

and 2011:

Reformation Day / Halloween 2010:

and 2011:

Thanksgiving 2010:

Thanksgiving 2011:

Christmas 2010:

In searching for an appropriate scripture for today's post, I came across:

"The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.” - Nehemiah 8:11

I thought of how in American we so often put such a heavy emphasis on celebrating the holidays ("holy days").  And how disappointing - or sad - they end up being for so many people.  If this is something you are struggling with this holiday season, remember:

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

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