This picture (Nov. 2011) is blurry but it makes me smile. This is from my view in our SUV when I would lean over the back of my (passenger) seat to check on Lilly. She would always look up at me and just grin. She thought it was really funny for us to look at each other upside down.
Yesterday morning my son came and got in my lap. He had the two stuffed animals of Lilly's that he inherited. He was petting them and saying "Awwww ... Lilly's friends ... I'm taking good care of them." He gave me a big hug and wanted me to sing him a Lilly song.
You are my sunshine,
My Lilly sunshine,
You make me happy - when skies are grey,
You'll never know dear - how much I love you,
Please don't take my Lilly away.
It didn't seem right singing this song to him. I kept thinking Lilly had been taken away. I think we need to make up some new songs.
At church yesterday, our service began with this song (the psalm we sing is based on Psalm 40):
I waited for the Lord;
He stooped and heard my cry.
He brought me from the pit, out of the dungeon mire,
my feet set on a rock, my footsteps made secure.
My lips He gave a song, a song to praise our God.
It seemed so fitting with what I had been thinking earlier that morning. I am thankful that people at church aren't afraid to mention Lilly to me. Several did yesterday and it greatly cheered me up.