This is is my sixteenth post in a series of seventeen. 17 days of remembering Lilly's 17 months of life as we approach her one year angelversary.
But now that we're almost there, I actually feel mostly at peace. Sad. But at peace.
That means people are praying. Many people must be praying for us.
A special thank you to the families in the "Trisomy" world. We have a deep bond with so many of these families now. Both angel families and families who still have living Trisomy children. There are so many of you I have grown to love and appreciate. I am thankful for the way we bond together. The way we're there when we need each other. The way we truly understand each other like no one else can.
I am thankful for my husband Frank and our children, Tabby, Hunter, and Solomon. We all loved Lilly and still love her. We are there for each other and smile and cry together.
"We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.” - 1 Thessalonians 1:2
I am thankful, most of all, to my Lord for creating Lilly just as she was, and entrusting her to us for 17 months.
I love what this ornament says, that we received yesterday from the B. family in memory of Lilly - "Fearfully & Wonderfully made - Lillian Eva Hollowell - 7.4.2010-12.15.12 - Now in the arms of Jesus"
And while Lilly is safe in Jesus's arms, I am grateful to God for sending us our rainbow baby to hold and care for. He has helped to ease the ache in our arms. Solomon will be 3 months old tomorrow, on big sister Lilly's angelversary.