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Mommy's Love

Angels among us

Posted on 2010.06.19 at 17:01
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(I know this is late, but I haven't had the time to post these pics until today.)

Some of us have been blessed with the presence of an angel...babies who have been part of our families but stayed for too short a time. I think of them often, both my own angel babies and others who have touched my life in some way. Abby turned four last week. She lived just a few hours--a life much too short. Hearing her story and watching her family grieve has helped me find answers and understanding regarding my own times of loss when I felt so alone. It has also kept to the forefront of my mind the kind of person I want to be and the kind of mom I want for my children. Life is much too short, and I plan to love hard--the little things aren't so important anymore, because time slips away quickly. My kids, my family, need me to be present and there for them. Abby and her family inspire me to be better, and for that I am so grateful. She will never be forgotten.

The kids and I made lemon/lemon cupcakes with colorful flower-shaped sprinkles on them. I wanted something cheery to celebrate this special birthday. As I frosted them, I had the song "You Are My Sunshine" running through my head.

Joshua helped mix the cake:

Sadie & Elsa put the cups in the baking pan:

Horrible pic of me frosting cupcakes:


My helpers:

Lighting four birthday candles:

We sang "Happy Birthday", and then Sadie & Elsa blew the candles out:


Happy Birthday, Abby!


babycatcher33 at 2010-06-20 04:20 (UTC) (Link)
That's so very sweet. Thank you for remembering Abby, and I think it's doubly sweet that you had your kids involved :-)
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