Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby

Today would have been Lydia's first birthday. I won't try to explain here what that means or how I feel about it. I just wanted to post pictures - one from each month birthday we had her with us. Even though she's not here now and my heart is broken, the remains of my heart that are awaiting healing beat over and over with these words - she was here.

Even though I will cry and wish I could see her smoosh a cupcake all over her sweet little face, I will celebrate all that she was and all that we had when she was here. And I will do my best to celebrate all that she is and all that she has now.


  1. Happy Birthday, little princess. I pray Jesus is wrapping his strong arms around you on this special day.

  2. Happy birthday, Baby Girl. Celebrating the important life you led here on earth, and the life of wholeness you now lead in heaven.

    Jen, you're on my heart all day.

  3. "For the eyes of the Lord search to and fro throughout the whole earth, that He might strongly support those whose heart is completely His." 2 Chron. 16:9

    I hope you know what I mean, Jen. Praying for that strong support.
    love you.

  4. Happy Birthday Lydia Eileen!
    Thanks for posting, Jen. My heart is aching with you today.
    Grace and Peace,

  5. Happy Birthday, sweet baby girl. You are loved today and always.

  6. You celebrate her in your heart. This first birthday with out her will be the hardest. You are allowed to cry.

    I understand how you feel, I too celebrated my baby Andrew's first without him here. Next month, I will celebrate his 21, again in my heart,

  7. Happiest Birthday sweet baby girl, Im sorry I am late saying it, we love you!