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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Karinne

My beautiful daughter Karinne was born one year ago today.  
5-10-2010 at 10:20 in the morning

I don't know how to write this post.  So many things going through my mind.  Remembering last year - the moments leading up to Karinne's birth and everything that followed.  Too many emotions, too many thoughts, too many feelings to really share any of them with all of you.

Missing my Baby Girl like crazy!

Wanting to write something powerful and beautiful - like Karinne and her brief but mighty life.  

But there are no words.

So for now - I'll simply share a few photos of the cake I made for her birthday.  I make cakes for all of my kids' birthdays.  So it just felt right that Karinne would have a cake as well. 

 Pink & Brown - Complete with pink dancing shoes for our Little Dancing Girl

I'll share more later about our celebrations for Karinne's 1st birthday.  For now - please pray that this day will go gently on our hearts.    And that God will continue to carry our family through this difficult journey as He has for so long now.

So hard to believe it has been an entire year.  And yet, it feels like a hundred since I held my baby girl. 

Miss you SO MUCH Karinne!   

And LOVE YOU beyond words!  



  1. Beautiful!! I cant wait to see more! Hugs!

  2. I am praying for a gentle day, a day filled with peace and wholeness. A day full of lovely joyful reminders of who you are Kara, and who Karinne is. You both are beautiful, loved, (by the Lord and each other). I pray you feel that grande connection all the day through. You will be on my heart all day long...

  3. Thoughts, prayers, and virtual hugs being sent your direction today. May you all feel peace and beauty surrounding you today.
    Blessings to you and your family,

  4. Kara, I am praying for a gentle day. I love the cake. I understand, sometimes you just dont have the words. I know you miss your sweet little one. I will be thinking of you all today.....
    Julie (Mackenzie's Mommy)

  5. Happy Birthday Sweet Karinne! Thinking of you Kara, Curt, DaNae, Noah and Ian as you celebrate this special day. Thank you for letting us be a part. The ballet slippers are perfect.

  6. Happy Birthday sweet Karinne! I watched the videos again today...what a beautiful, sweet girl. Praying for peace for you and Curt and the kids.
    Aunt Valerie

    We love you and miss you cousin Karinne! Love, Andelyn, Jaelle, Brynn, and Hallee

  7. Happy Birthday Karinne! Kara, your whole family is always in our prayers and especially today. I know Karinne's life has had a huge impact on many lives, mine included! HUGS! ~Pat

  8. What a perfect cake for a perfect little dancing girl! You are in my heart mind and tears today as you celebrate the powerful earthly and eternal life of your daughter Karinne!


  9. It is perfect. Praying for you today and that GOd will great you a peace like only he can do!

  10. Happy Birthday to you, Karinne! You were so small, but made so large of an impact. Dance away, little girl.

    Love, Rachel

  11. Happy Birthday baby girl! One year in the arms of Jesus...a lifetime to us...a moment to you!

  12. Happy Birthday Karinne!
    Love you Guys,

  13. Very sweet way to remember. Lifting you up in prayer. I bet she's dancing on streets of gold.

  14. Beautiful! Happy birthday little dancing girl!

  15. I have been thinking of you all day today....praying for a calm and peaceful heart. I know our girls are celebrating together today...we will be there with them in a moment. Asking God for much grace until the moment we are there with them.

    You are amazing Kara and love without limits...I am so proud of you and look forward to the day I am able to look into your eyes and tell you those words.


  16. Happy Birthday Karinne! I thought about you a few times throughout the day. And I finally got on to check your blog and while I was reading, my blog music was playing in the background - we call Rachel our dancer too and the song "dancing with the angels" was playing just as I read about the dancing shoes on her cake... dancing today, she is... missing her, we are. Some day you'll be dancing with her. Until then, may God's grace and mercy continue to carry you through. ♥Stacy

  17. Happy Birthday to Karinne! I know that our girls are celebrating together in Heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

  18. Sending you Love and blowing Angel kisses to a sweet girl up In heaven. ((HUGS))

  19. My thoughts are with you. That is a very pretty cake.

  20. Happy Birthday Karinne! I was thinking of you all day yesterday, but did not get a chance to send birthday sorry they're a day late. The cake is beautiful!!! So talented!

  21. This is late, but a Happy Birthday to your little girl and to the mommy also. It's your day too--you gave birth to Karinne! What a gorgeous cake.

  22. Dear Kara,
    I´m so late, but I´d like to wish a happy birthday to Karinne, and congratulate you for your precious daughter. I believe Jesus made an amazing party for her in Heaven and told her about this beautiful party you made in her memory. I believe she is so happy and waiting for the moment you will celebrate together this day with no tears.