Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10

One birth story will stay locked in my heart. 
 It's been ten years today.  Strange to think that if life had been different, I would be helping a fourth grader with homework, shuttling her to tumbling and piano and play dates.  Every chair at my kitchen table would still be full and Lily would have a roommate.

As years pass, it gets sweeter and less painful, to be sure, but the wound never goes away.  Ever.

Someday, my love.
Thank you for the lessons you taught me--for the compassion and perspective.  And especially for reminding me always to focus on eternity.

Previous birthday posts here and here.


  1. i know how you feel...i think!
    thoughts and prayers for you today jen.

  2. I love her beautiful name.

    (And I'm kinda fond of you, too.)



  3. So dear and sweet...and I love that she is celebrated for the daughter that she truly is. Blessing!

  4. Thinking of you and praying for you and sweet Ella. Because of you two, you were both able to bless my life when I experienced the same pain a few years later. Someday I hope to repay BOTH you and sweet baby Ella. Love you, my dear friend!

  5. Thinking of you and sweet Ella today. I imagine it's hard for her to wait, too.