Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I had two things I told myself I would accomplish last night:

cleaning off the kitchen table
going grocery shopping.

I didn't do either.
Instead,  Jason and Emily and I went to the park for a picnic and stayed until dark.

When we got home I read that a sweet little girl with the same heart defect and chromosome deletion as Emily had passed away.

I held my little lady tighter last night, and when I got up this morning I wasn't even bothered that I can't see the top of my kitchen table.


Nessa said...

That is so sad to hear. I'm sure it's a million times worse for you to read. But it looks like Emily sure was enjoying the park.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful post. I am glad you have Emily. I hope all of you have happy lives.

Erka said...

That is the right attitude! Emily looks so much like what my daughter looked like at that age from the back. Every time my girl reached milestones we were worried she wouldn't reach, we would both jump for joy and the same time feel sad and a bit guilty even for other babies we knew who didnt... Ah, your little lady is so special, and simply gorgeous!

Miss Janet said...

Awww... great perspective moma!



Joann Mannix said...

And that is exactly how it should be. My dad always used to say, "Pay no mind to the mess. Play with your babies because they will grow in a second's time."

That sweet, little impish grin in the first picture is the most precious thing.

So sorry for that little girl and her family.

Lalis said...


Anonymous said...

Compelling post ... I am sorry for the sad news.

Emily looks as if she is having such fun playing on the grass. What a cutie!

Leslie in CA

Aubrey Lynn :) said...

Hello Noelle, this is Aubrey, from Young Womens :) I just wanted to drop in and say hello, and tell you that I am a follower of your blog, my sister showed it to me. At first I had no idea it was yours, and I didn't know you had a baby. But I just wanted to say that reading your blog is extremely inspiring, and uplifting. Thank you!It's great to hear your baby is doing well :) I wish you the best!

Love, Aubrey