This is is my thirteenth post in a series of seventeen. 17 days of remembering Lilly's 17 months of life as we approach her one year angelversary.
Scents. We all have certain smells that remind us of certain people or things. I had not really thought about that with Lilly until after Solomon was born. Then I realized there were a couple scents that did remind me of Lilly. After I washed Solomon's wool diaper cover in the same baby powder scented "Woolie Wash" that I used for Lilly's wool diaper cover, memories of getting her ready for bedtime came flooding back.
Another scent is Jojoba oil, which I used to massage Lilly with. And another is Eucalyptus lemon essential oil, especially mixed with almond oil. I used to rub this into Lilly's cradle cap and then after a few minutes, rub those areas with a toothbrush. I'm now using that on Solomon during his baths.
Colors. It is absolutely delightful to be able to associate red-white-and-blue with Lilly, since she was born on the 4th of July. Whenever any of us see something in those colors we automatically now think "Lilly colored."
Memory idea: I've met some other mothers in the Trisomy world that associate their child's birthstone with their angel children. One mom told me her angel daughter's stone is green. She loves green because it makes her think of her daughter and has everything from storage boxes to shoes in green.
"For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ . . . ." - 2 Corinthians 2:15a
I was very saddened to read this morning at Annabel Villadiego received her angel wings yesterday. She had Trisomy 18 and was about 3.5 years old. Annabel's mom was encouraging to me and answered a number of my Trisomy 18 related questions when I found Annabel's blog during Lilly's first hospitalization.