Monday, May 14, 2012

It's been a month.

Blogging is kind of a funny thing sometimes.  You wonder how much to share.  When to share.  And how much to edit what you share.
It was a month ago today that we had a little graveside service for our baby girl.  And today I feel like sharing some of it.

My friend, Holly, who will forever be on my favorites list, came and took pictures both at the hospital and the funeral.
 The kids read letters they'd written for their sister.
It was so sweet.



Jenna was amazing and put together a sweet little program with hardly any notice.

I love the picture.

Thanks for letting me share. :)


35 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I love that quote at the end and it really looks beautiful. My prayers are still with you and your family.

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  2. Such a beautiful memorial service for your loved one. Blessings.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. You never know just who you will help. Beautiful memories to cherish!

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  4. Beautiful photos. What a blessing to have them. I just love the quote by Joseph Smith. Perfect.

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  5. Very touching. Thank you for being brave enough to share this. Sometimes blogs only show the pretty, the funny, and the beautiful...which isn't exactly all that life is made up of.

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    1. Amen; well said!

      My thoughts are with your family, Natalie!

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  6. Oh Natty! I think I'm going to cry! I feel your family's pain so much! My mom had a miscarriage on Christmas Eve and I felt so torn! I cried and cried and nothing could take away the pain that I felt - or so I thought! The next morning when I went to church and the message was on the Baby Jesus - nothing could have been worse! But God had gifted me with friends who care! Thank God for his mercy! The Cox family is in my prayers for certain!

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Natty. I, too, wasn't sure what or how much to share about my little girl. I did share around Mother's Day last year. Today my little girl would be 2. The incredible pain (possibly numbness) that you're feeling now fades but you will never forget. I'm so amazed at how many friends remember with us after 2 years. Praying you will find comfort in knowing you are cared about and loved. God bless you, my blog 'friend'. ~Rachel

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  8. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    This touched me deeply. We lost one of our twins at 20 months. Lovely remembrance - Peace and Grace.
    Patty

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  9. You are so brave, Thankyou for sharing with us. There are no words to tell you just how sorry I am, I pray with time your heart will find comfort and healing. You have been in my prayers and I am so very very sorry

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  10. your family is so sweet.
    those photos capture and portray so many emotions.
    you'll treasure them forever.

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  11. how lovely and sweet. prayers to you and your family. hugs nancy elizabeth

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  12. Such a sweet little post. I think it is a great that you shared with us about Eliza. What a sweet girl. I am so happy we know you get to be her mommy forever.

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  13. Thank you for sharing this. You are a brave inspiration.

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  14. i hope by sharing you can feel the support that you have from those who have grown to love you through sharing your life through your blog. i remember after a miscarriage not wanting to tell anyone about it, but a friend told me that if others didn't know, how would they pray for me and support me during that difficult time. sharing is difficult, but opens up more opportunity for faith on your behalf. i admire your faith greatly!
    keep going one day at a time.

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  15. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    Remembering your sweet family in my prayers.

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  16. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    That is such a wonderful post. Your photos show the strength of having a loving close family. There is something so beautiful about coming together as loved ones to remember and honor one from the family who has died. The older people showing and helping the younger people to get through their feelings. The younger people bringing comfort to the older people, just by their presence. Birth, life, and death are all part of being in a family, and I love that you show that. I am so glad you shared.
    Colleen

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  17. Oh my goodness, That was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a personal thing. You and your family are so beautiful inside and out, and God has truly blessed you. I will pray for you and your family for healing I know it has to be such a hard thing to go through. I have been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years with no luck and I feel that God has a reason for everything.

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  18. Many prayers for you and your family.

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  19. Oh this post tugged at my heart! Your family continues to be in my daily prayers. Love you guys!

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  20. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    Prayers for you and your beautiful family.

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  21. So so sad about your loss. You are in my prayers.

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  22. What a beautiful family you have. Thank you for sharing. Every time I read one of these posts I find myself balling and aching for your loss. What a beautiful quote by Joseph Smith and so very true and fitting for your situation. Prayers and blessings your way.

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  23. Really beautiful, Nat. I love you.

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  24. The pictures are amazing and capture the raw emotion of your family. I think it's amazing that your friend did this for you because it captures life. I'm sorry for your loss and wish your family the absolute best!

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  25. Thank you for sharing and very sorry for your loss. You are very strong and inspirational!

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  26. I hope that by sharing this you will find healing. Thank you for trusting "us" enough to let us peak into your life and in some small way walk this journey with you.

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  27. We've never met yet your story has touched me and I think about you and your family all the time. What a beautiful post and I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Andrea

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  28. so sorry to hear that. What a beautiful and touching picture.

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  29. thanks for sharing your story. prayers for you and your family.

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  30. I don't know how you got through writing this post becasue I teared up from the very beginning. The last picture says it all......

    Thank you for sharing the photos and for demonstrating strength in the midst of troubles.

    Inspiring

    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  31. Your family is beautiful! You are such a strong woman. Thank you for sharing your joy and your sorrow. Praying for you.

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  32. Thank you for sharing this. The pictures are beautiful. The Quote at the bottom of her program was especially touching. On March 18th my niece was delivered at 37 weeks stillborn. It was a complete shock and yet if we let it there is also peace to be felt.

    I've been thinking of you and wanted to let you know your family is still in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

    Much Love, Jenn

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