Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eight Months

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always." 
Psalm 105:4

Thursday, August 12, 2010

On the Move

This little lady ...
is on the move!  Yep, she's crawling now!  And, she's close to being able to pull herself up on the furniture.  Not sure we're ready for this yet!
And, don't let this innocent face fool you - in addition to crawling, she has started something else - "growling" at her brothers when they take things from her.  The little princess already holding her own - love it!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Missing a Piece of My Heart

Lydia is reaching one milestone after another - sitting up, scooting, nearly crawling, babbling.  It is so amazing to see her develop and grow.  It seems to be happening so quickly though! 

With each new milestone, my heart silently reflects on not getting to see Owen achieve these sweet milestones.  We are absolutely blessed with the boys and Lydia, no doubt.  I am keenly aware of our blessings.  But, my heart still aches over a longing for our little Owen.  There are, of course, events that trigger stronger emotions - seeing some other little ones at the same age that Owen would have been and even our recent family vacation.  We have come a long way in our grieving process since losing Owen, but I think I will always associate being at a cottage with our grieving process as we also stayed at a cottage after Owen's birth.  I was looking at the picture of Jack, Samuel and Lydia that I posted.  Even that picture makes it obvious to me that there should have been another little one between Samuel and Lydia. 

I know that there will always be a piece of my heart missing, but, as I've said before, I also know that God is and remains sovereign.  And, I know that Owen and his brief life have impacted me beyond words.  I know that there are many others out there too that are missing a piece of their hearts after having experienced loss.  For all of you, I continue to pray that you are finding peace and hope in your journey ...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

End of Vacation

We're packing up and getting ready to head home with
a week of vacation behind us,
but the memories forever in our hearts ...