Your brothers and I were talking at dinner tonight - wondering whether or not you ever get to peek down on us on earth. If you do, then you know why I didn't write to you last Thursday. On your 5th "angelversary."
I'm not going to mislead you Lilly. This year has been hard. REALLY hard. Hunter says it's been our worst year since you died. Maybe you know what's going on. But if not, I don't want to tell you and give you sadness because remember - "NO tears in heaven!" It will be OK though. I have the two most important things in life: Jesus and Hope.
Last Monday I was coming home from an evening appointment and the alternator in the little old car I was driving died. It was so dark outside but thankfully I finally made it home safely. When I got home I found that my 5 month old laptop had died. Your Uncle Patrick looked at it for me but there wasn't a quick fix. And your sister had 6 appointments last week so I didn't have time to follow up on warranty stuff yet. And that is why I didn't blog on your Angelversary.
Here I am now though. I gave in and bought another laptop - at a fantastic price. Figure the way my luck runs with computers, it's great to have backup.
It was a bit weird in a way, that December 15 was on a Thursday this year. Just like 2011 - the year you died. This was the first time and well, it just was sort of unsettling. I will always remember starting to pick you up from your nap that evening, and finding you dead. Something so horrific for me yet such a blessing for you. How can something be so contradictory?
|Sister hugs - last time I took pictures of you alive|
The boys and I were talking about a bunch of the pictures on your photo collage tonight at dinner. It's the one I made for your viewing and funeral. I love that we have it in the dining room and we can look at it. Solomon is fascinated with hearing about you and likes to ask questions about you. Hunter was pointing out all the photos he was in with you. Lilly - he still likes machines! Remember how fascinated he was by all your medical equipment? He was only 2 and 3 years old then but he understood how to run them!
|This just made Hunter and I laugh - here he is with Sam hooked up to a pulse ox that looked similar to yours!|
Mommy loves you forever Lilly, and one day I will see you again! Until then, the Lord will continue to be with us both. Give Blueberry a hug for me Lilly. I'm glad you two have each other.
All my love,
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18
"The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." - Psalm 147:11