Lilly's 2nd Birthday

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today our sweet Lilly would have been 2 years old. My heart longs to be having a huge celebration with my two girls and wonderful husband. Instead it will be day to honor her short life, reflect on the blessings we have, and remember the lessons we have learned.

As every mother experiences, the first time they put that new baby in your arms, you are forever changed. The feeling of love is overwhelming. I remember just staring at Lilly and telling God that if something ever happened to her, I would not be able to breathe another breath. Oh how we under estimate ourselves and God's power!

I now truly believe that he would never give us more than we can handle and that he has a perfect plan for my life that my earthly mind just can't grasp. He saw us through a very dark time and has restored us with the blessing of Mia.

Mia will be 6 months old tomorrow and I don't think the date is a coincedence. I truly believe he wants us to have a joyful, abundant life. We are going to take today to honor our sweet Lilly. Then tomorrow we can celebrate a huge milestone! God really IS good!

Lilly, I hope you are having a wonderful party in heaven today! We love you and miss so much! Happy Birthday sweet girl.


  1. I will be thinking about you today and praying for y'all. You are so amazing. Love you.

  2. Happy Birthday Sweey Lilly!

    Praying for you guys today and celebrating with you tomorrow!!

  3. Happy Birthday Lilly...I know you are smiling on your Mom and Dad and little sister today...What a blessing you are to all

  4. Saying a prayer for your family today...what a blessing you are to so many!

  5. What a sweet post! and what a great day when we will all be in Heaven celebrating with our babies at the feet of Jesus!

  6. Such sweet words. Thinking of you and your sweet family.

  7. Happy Birthday Lilly! Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers!!

  8. Your post really touched my heart and I continue to pray for you often. I love seeing pictures of your sweet ones. They are both the most so precious. I really can't put into words how much your faith has challeneged me in my own continues to bless me.

  9. Happy Birthday, Lilly. We know Jesus is giving you the best heavenly celebration - better than we could ever imagine.

    Jennifer, Richard & Mia - We love you all and praise God for how He has sustained you through such a dark valley and led you into more joyful times. You have truly glorified Him with how you have walked this difficult road!

    Love, Betsy, Bryan & Caleb


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