|Lilly - 17 months|
What a difference in their lives.
During my pregnancy with Solomon, and for awhile after he was born, I struggled with a lot of fears that he would die. He's also been sick twice. Both times it scared me, even though neither illness was anything out of the ordinary. But that was just me reacting to the past. To Lilly and her fragile health.
Overall though, during Solomon's life, the time has passed much more peacefully. Most days are pretty ordinary. Lilly's life was jam packed from the start! There was rarely a dull moment with her it seems, and when there was, I relaxed and enjoyed it.
Even though I know that life is fragile, and any one of us could die at any time, there is a world of difference holding a child that you are being told will die at any moment than one that is expected to live "normally."
"A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed." - Job 14:5
Here is the very last picture I ever took of Lilly. I took it the night before she died. She's happy hanging out with her big sister Tabby:
|Two snuggly girls in pink|
Here is a picture of Solomon from today, his 529th day:
|brushin' my hair|
I remain eternally grateful to God for my rainbow baby! (I know, he's not officially a "baby" anymore)
"You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy," - Psalm 30:11
I look forward to one day sharing all about Lilly's life with Solomon. I just know he'll be as proud of his big sister as we are.