Tuesday, February 26, 2013

what are the odds

My husband and I had chosen a weekend to set this years balloon release for Keely.  I thought I'd see how far along I'd be on her angel day and birthday.

Keely was 22w3 days along when she died on April 2nd.  Her little sister will be 22w3d on April 2nd.

What are the odds?  We knew they were off on Keely's due date and knew roughly when it would have been but I had never given the actual date much thought.  

I'm thinking of it as a little gift from Keely, taking care of her little sister.


Jeremiah 29:11 
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Every year, the inevitable...

It's a warm day today, almost spring like.  The birds are singing.  The sun is out.

It's crisp and chilly still, but you can feel spring knocking on winter's door.

Those are the days that take me back to the darkest days of losing our first girl.  It was so warm the day she died, I was dressed like it was summer. Then for her funeral, it was misty and chilly and so hard to keep warm graveside.

These warmer days, at the end of winter's chill bring back those vivid memories of losing her and it all feels like a dream.  Nearly 6 years later, I remind myself that this is our story.

MISSing, Loving, Remembering. Always, on warm days and cool.