Saturday, September 12, 2009

Our last few weeks in pictures...

I don't know why this loaded sideways... Josie and Marie taken Saturday, August 22.


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. 
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9 comments:

Michaelene said...

Love, love, love! Such great photos. I send all of you big hugs - Sophia just realized that there is a new baby in these pictures. Her response (as she LOVES babies) was, "...baby, baby! How cute!"
My love and continued prayers are wrapped tightly around you all.

Anonymous said...

beautiful! peace and grace to you all. dani

Lori said...

What a wonderful remembrance. Your girls are so beautiful.

The VW's said...

Wonderful pictures...ones to treasure always!

My heart aches for you, thinking of all that you've had to endure the last few weeks. I'm thankful for you, that you have had great support and that you have such wonderful times and memories of your sweet Marie.

Thank you for sharing your heart, memories and pictures with all of us! I pray that they fill you up when you are feeling lost during this emotional time. Thinking of you and praying for you often! Love and Hugs!!!

2awesomekidz said...

Such an awesome post! Love all the pics! Very special. And Sarah, She looks soo different with all that chub! Keeping you all in thought and prayer!
Love
Tami

Mindy Pfohl said...

Beautiful pictures! praying for you often!

Mindy Pfohl said...

Beautiful pictures! praying for you often!

Colleen said...

The photos are all so beautiful! ((((hugs))))

clarissa said...

Shannon...
my heart aches for you... and rejoices with you... sending love and prayers to you!