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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Half Birthday to Our Precious Karinne

Our dear sweet girl was born 6 months ago today.  In some ways it seems like far more time has passed since I last held her in my arms.  And yet - to think that we are halfway around to her first birthday - just seems crazy.  Time has flown by in so many ways.

Sweet Karinne - I miss your energetic kicks and wiggles, your precious long fingers and toes, your cute little lips, soft cheeks and nose, and your funny little curled ears.  How I long to hold you again and to be able watch you grow up.  So many times I have imagined how you would have fit into our family - a fourth little blond headed sweetie toddling around after your sister and brothers. And how much I look forward to spending eternity with you in heaven.  Mmmmm - that's a sweet picture!

I thought I would share this sweet quote that I've seen on other baby loss blogs:

"They say that time in heaven
is compared to 'the blink of an eye'
for us on this earth.

Sometimes it helps me
to think of my child running ahead of me
through a beautiful field
of wildflowers and butterflies;
so happy and completely caught up
in what she is doing
that when she looks behind her,
I'll already be there."

~Author Unknown
Such a sweet way to imagine Karinne's time in heaven before we get to join her.  
Happy Half Birthday to My Precious Karinne!
Love Mommy
P.S. - The making of "lasting impressions" last night went really well.  They turned out AMAZING!  And thankfully, I was not overcome with emotions and was able to accomplish the special task at hand.  I feel so blessed to be able to share my gifts with other families in their time of unimaginable loss.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
 who comforts us in all our troubles,
 so that we can comfort those in any trouble
 with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3&4



  1. Happy 1/2 Birthday sweet baby girl!

  2. (((hugz))) Happy Birthday Karinne!

  3. Happy 1/2 Birthday my sweet baby niece!!
    Aunt Jessica

  4. Thinking of you today and our babies sharing their half birthday. ((hugs))

  5. Happy half birthday, Karinne!! Hugs to you and your mom and dad...brothers and sister, too.

  6. Happy half birthday Karinne! Thinking of you Kara

  7. I love the poem you shared. Thinking of you...and Karinne.

  8. Thinking of you and your sweet family. Happy 1/2 birthday Karrine. I think it is amazing the gift you are giving to the others, I am proud of you. Hugs to you on this bittersweet day.
    Jaime Kinderknecht

  9. Happy half birthday sweet angel Karinne.

  10. Happy Half Birthday dear Karinne! My heart goes out to you Kara as my thoughts are with you, *hugs*

    I am glad to hear that your lasting impressions went well, I was praying for you. It is amazing that you are able to give of yourself in the way that you are, I know the families you help are grateful.