Taken Sunday, August 23. Teething and not feeling very good, plus they were both sort of annoyed at me for putting them in the grass.
Taken Friday, August 28. Marie went home to Jesus that morning, Sarah stayed in the hospital until Saturday. Bittersweet... Marie met Sarah the night before. We took photos of Josie holding Sarah then but Marie was not feeling well. I just cuddled her, fed her butterscotch pudding and didn't put her down as long as she, Luke and Jo were with me. We didn't take any photos of Sarah and Marie together, though I have a very clear picture of her wide eyes looking at her tiny sister in my minds eye. We were so worried about Marie, she was not herself and just so very tired. She hadn't really slept since Monday and we were scared... though I don't think we would have ever guessed she was so close to going Home.
Flowers for Marie, we had so many come to the house and they were all beautiful. I photographed each one to save... Such a foggy week, all the days blurred together. The flowers were beautiful though, and we're so grateful to everyone who sent them or cards. We felt such a strong sense of being surrounded by caring people. It is amazing.
September 3, 2009. Marie would have been two and half years old that day, we celebrated her life.
Baloons for Marie...
Marie's wreath, made by my dear friends mother in law. It was only supposed to last a few days, there are still perfect blooms on it in my living room...
A gift from a very special person, the gladiolas that we covered Marie's grave site with.
Sarah sleeping, getting chubby. Starting to really show her personality. Beautiful tiny girl, our gift, our blessing.