Saturday, November 13, 2010


I don't know what it is about this picture, but it's like it says everything that my heart is feeling today. It's going to be a tough day. It will also be another day without her.

It's been a long...hard year for us. We've had many ups and downs, and we've never stopped thinking about and missing our precious little Lilly.

I'm flooded with a million different emotions as I type these words...and yet, for some reason they leave my brain as soon as my fingers touch the keys.

Lillian Joy Smith...though she was only here for 9 short months...will always be my world. She will always have my heart.

Today will be spent remembering her. And if you're reading this... I have a request for you. Remember her with us. As uncomfortable as it may make remember a dead baby... remember her. And honor her by telling someone her story. Tell what an amazing little girl she still is. Tell of the lives that she has touched, and the ones that she continues to touch. And more importantly, tell of the reason that Lilly's Mommy and Daddy were able to make it through that day...and the 365 that followed. Tell of the Comforter. Tell of His love...tell of His death, and the reasoning behind it.

My one wish is that people would come to Him... because of her life. I know that she has already touched the lives of many, and I know that as long as her story is still being told...others will continue to be touched.

Happy Birthday my sweet Lilly Bean...I love you!


Holly said...

Remembering Lilly with you

Trennia said...

Remembering Lily with you...Happy Heaven Birthday Lily...(((HUGS))) to your momma and daddy.

croleyc69 said...

I'm remembering your precious Lilly today and always. Praying for a peaceful day and in the days that follow.


Sarita Boyette said...

I'm coming from Caroline's blog - she posted the prettiest lilies for your baby girl. It hurts, I know - I'm so sorry Lilly was born still. She is such a pretty baby and I know she stole your hearts before you ever saw her. God bless you - I'm a Christian and like you, I hope people can come to Christ because of our babies, someway, somehow. xoxoxo

Jessi Dawn said...

Desiree, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You happened to be there on one of my hardest days, the day we lost our Vivian Joy. It's four weeks ago, today. Do you suppose Lillian and Vivian have met? Your Lillian is stunningly beautiful. I'm so sorry she slipped away.

I shared your blog with my friend who lost a baby to Trisomy 18 back in April 2007. She carried him full term, he lived eight minutes before going on to Heaven.

There are so many, many lost babies. I imagine arriving in Heaven and being greeted by these gorgeous creations of the Lord. What a wonder Heaven will be!!

May you find comfort and peace that passes understanding.


Lori said...

This was a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful post and it's obvious there was so much sorrow in the offering...and yet so glorifying of God because of it.

So much love, friend!!

elena said...

Thinking and Remembering Lilly with you. What beautiful words! *hugs*

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