Thursday, February 4, 2010

We miss you, Olive

I am so touched by Lynette and Rusty and how they have walked through this difficult journey. This morning, I woke up with a heavy heart for them...and for Aubrey. For the cousin that she will never know, but I'm sure she will miss and love. This is where I'm at today.



Little Miss Olive Hope,

I’m so proud of you and your Mommy and Daddy. You all fought so hard. And I ache for your Mommy and Daddy. They loved you so much. Your life and your story have affected many, many people, more than any other little baby that I have ever known. I’m sorry that I never got to hold you, give you kisses or love on you like I planned. I planned for you and Aubrey to grow up together, to play together, and take on all these boys in our family together. :) I will tell Aubrey all about you and I know that she will love you too.

I will always love you and miss you.

Love you forever, your Auntie Melody

5 comments:

Jen Bontrager said...

Sweet letter, Melody. I wrote a very similar one to my nephew that I won't get to hold until heaven. I'm sure they'd love to have it on paper and in your handwriting. Thinking of you . . .

Katrina said...

I'm right there with you. I had tears on the way to work. Flashbacks come to me often, reminding me to pray for them. Miss you!

Melissa said...

beautiful, Melly

Timothy Miller said...

Thank you. I'm crying again as I read.

Renita said...

Well apparently me and Berta just missed seeing you and your new little Aubrey the other week. I was so disappointed. It was nice to see your extended family under the circumstances. I can't imagine what you must be feeling - a mix of joy for this new baby of your's and yet so much sadness for Olive. My prayer is that you can grieve appropriately for your niece and still be able to be able to not feel guilt while celebrating this new life. Much love, Melly.