This is is my seventeenth and final post in a series of seventeen. 17 days of remembering Lilly's 17 months of life. Today is her one year angelversary.
The most horrific moment of my life was one year ago today, when I went to wake Lilly from her afternoon nap and found her dead. (See this link for details.) How she looked and felt is forever burned into my mind. Yet I am so glad it was me that found her. Driving home from a visit to Lilly's grave today, we talked about how many amazing details of Lilly's life and death that God worked out. It really is incredible.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
Frank and Hunter cleaned Lilly's gravestone, and the stone of Wendi, Frank's sister that is buried right beside Lilly:
We gave Lilly her Christmas present - a Lilly colored Christmas tree!
Solomon was quite fussy at the graveside today. Maybe it was good - it kept me distracted.
We all shared some of Lilly's special chocolate.
We miss you sweet Lilly girl, but know you are in a perfect place. We echo the verse on Lilly's gravestone:
[King David speaking after his baby died] "I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” - 2 Samuel 12:23