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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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Capture Your Grief - Days 25 - 27

Sadly I have to share that we have lost another rooster.  Yes that makes 4 chickens dead in about a week and a half.  :(  Lucia killed Roadrunner the rooster Friday night.  It was just as well though, because Frank was going to have to kill her because he attacked both Hunter and Solomon.  Sigh.  Now we have no roosters left to proudly walk around our little farm crowing.  I have really grown to love the sound of a rooster crowing!  To see pictures of this beautiful Silkie Bantum rooster click here to Tabby's blog.  Lord willing, this will be a better week for our chickens!

Day 25: Say It Out Loud.
If you could say anything out loud about your journey with grief with the death of your child, what would it be?

"Lilly - you are worth every tear."

Day 26: Community.
What does this community mean to you?

I have saved every note, card, and letter that we've received having anything to do with Lilly.  I have two huge boxes of just sympathy cards.  But among my most treasured cards, are the ones filling up this box.  These are cards from other Trisomy 18 families.

Day 27: Signs.
If you believe in life after death, do you believe your child has ways of contacting you?

No I don't really believe Lilly is able to contact me.  However, I have lots of fun saying she does.  When these flowers bloomed on her crepe myrtle tree, I said it was a "hello" from Lilly.  I also say that when the lily flowers in her memory garden bloom.  Or when butterflies are fluttering over her grave.  When her red-white-blue pinwheel spins and the light flashes on it - I say she's winking. 


  1. So sorry to hear about the roosters what a bummer. Love your say it out loud...your thankful heart and the sweet way you are looking at her picture!

  2. Oh the day we see Lilly wink at us!!! What a day that will be. :)

    1. Makes me smile just to think about! :)