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{NOT} Wordless Wednesday ~ Her Sweet Sixteen Birthday in Heaven

AngelaDaisesI thought about writing about her the other day, when the Daily Prompt was Sweet Sixteen.  Today that little girl we held so briefly, is Sweet Sixteen.  Sixteen sweet years she has been in heaven, seeing Jesus face to face, walking on golden streets with the angels, David, Mary, Job and so many more.

Though she was an infant, 36 weeks gestation when she was born still, the picture of her in my mind is of a little girl, about three years old, with blonde curls and bright blue eyes, twirling in a white lacy dress.   

angelI still wonder – does God part the clouds for her to peak in on us? Does she run to her big brother Matthew, and say . . . . “look, at our little niece! She’s rolling over.”  Matthew so loved babies – I like to think they love on the babies together.  I even wonder, being this also the 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade, how many babies they hold as a result of abortion.  

Though she is thought of so often, today is her day, a day I am still thankful to have loved her than not at all.   A bittersweet day, missing what we missed out on – but she has not missed anything here.  And so tonight we will have a cake and be thankful for our little sweet sixteen daughter, who only knows sweetness and purity with Jesus.  

And I wonder again, will she she catch the kisses I blow to her today?  Maybe Matthew teases her and catches some meant for her! 

And does she blow kisses back?

I think so.

Happy Birthday our Angela Hope.

We love you.


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The Simple Woman’s Daybook


Monday, January 19, 2009
writing late night before to post for today

Outside my window
crispy white snow sparkles on the lawn and trees

I am thinking…
of the almost 25,000 babies that were aborted in just my state of Michigan alone (that is 200 aborted babies for every 1000 live births) in 2007 and am very concerned about FOCA passing.

I am thankful for
our children having a healthy winter with no serious colds or flus.

From the learning rooms
oldest son is working on his biology college class.

From the kitchen
is a sink full of dishes from our leftover deluxe chips and cheese
and our yummy homemade guacamole bowl that was wiped clean.

I am wearing
brown skirt, burgundy top with soft brown sweater . . .
still in my Sunday clothes

I am creating

I am going
to continue praying for our new president.

I am reading
and reviewing several books which I will be giving away on my blog,
starting this week

I am hoping...
and praying that Jessica has less pain
and anxiety when going to sleep.

I am hearing…
the falling blocks from the Jenga game.

Around the house…
there are endless projects and crafts to be finished.

One of my favorite things…
is the innocence of little ones, such as my baby this past week, trying to share his pacifier with me while I was trying to nap on the couch.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
writing a blog post remembering our stillborn daughter who died on the 25th anniversary of Roe vs Wade
and remembering the aborted babies.

Here is picture thought I am sharing…
thankful for making memories


This is my second time participating with
The Simple Woman’s Daybook
I invite you to visit the link and be encourage by other women’s
thoughts on these same thought ideas