9 months ago tonight my little girl you were born into our family and 9 months ago tonight my little girl our hearts exploded with so much love for you. I was so excited when I found out we had another girl AND that we would get to name you Lulu Grace, have I told you how much I love your name? It is so beautiful…as you are.
Tonight we went to get some things to make your stepping-stones we will put next to your tree at the playground. I found this pink bird and oatmeal heart soap that reminded me of you…hearts & birds. You have always reminded me of a little bird. So I scooped them up & brought them home.
Daddy worked on the small heart-shaped stones. I can’t wait to put them out at the memory garden.
Today as I think about 9 months, I think about the 9 months that you were in my belly & how wonderful it was for me to have you so close to my heart. Just know, Lulu, now you are in my heart forever. I love you my little Lulu Grace.
Today our baby girl turns 8 months old in heaven. And we are celebrating her all day, with many memories, sweet stories and of course, bubbles. We had a very special weekend dedicating and praying over the playground at our church last night. What a perfectly beautiful night with the sun shining and the wind blowing our bubbles right across the top of the playground.
Another way I am celebrating Lulu today is with the creation of this blog. It has been in my mind for a few months and I’ve been building it for a few weeks now. There are many exciting things that I have planned to be able to share as I continue to write about our grief journey and our grief healing. One such exciting thing is our run that we will be having this coming September in memory of Lulu, to raise funds for Dayton Children’s Hospital and for the awarenss of Trisomy, more on that later…
I also wanted to share my devotion today with you, it was a wonderful way to start my morning.
“Approach each new day with desire to find Me. Before you get out of bed, I have already been working to prepare the path that will get you through this day. There are hidden treasures stratigically placed along the way. Some of the treasures are trials, designed to shake you free from earth-shackles. Others are blessings that reveal My Presence: sunshine, flowers, birds, friendships, answered prayer. I have not abandoned this sin-wracked world; I am still richly present in it. Search for deep treasure as you go through this day. You will find Me all along the way.” “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young
As you seek Him first, may the rest of your day be filled with overflowing blessings.