Monday, June 23, 2008

Lovin' Lily

We took Lily on her first road trip this weekend and had a blast!! We went to the east coast to see Aunt Molly, Uncle Dan, cousins Grace and Douglas, Grandma and Bob, while Grandpa rode along with us. It was relaxing, fun, memorable, and heartwarming all at once.


There is nothing like family and Lily is learning that everyday.


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While we were on the roller coaster of trying to have Lily, we had many people in our lives who were in the roller coaster cart with us feeling every bump along the way! They even helped us to get back in the cart when we broke down and there didn't seem like there was any hope or happy ending. It seemed as if these people hurt more than we did because they felt everything as much as we did, but couldn't do anything except watch from the side as we battled the peaks and valleys as a couple.


They felt helpless, but helped move our cart along the rocky road to finally meet Lily at the end.
I can't tell you how good it feels good to see those people holding Lily today because I know she offers hope, relief, and takes away the pain of watching us struggle. She is like a gigantic band aid for so many who were heartbroken with us. Not for us, but with us. She is not just our baby, but belongs in the hearts to so many who travelled this track with us!


She wouldn't be here today if we weren't helped along the way when we broke down.


This is one of those people....

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Mom got pretty lucky in the 'grandchildren department' because she's lucky enough to have Jordan and Katie, then came Douglas and Grace. They are all amazing role models of what it means to be siblings, cousins and good ole' friends. They are growing up so fast and becoming such beautiful souls inside and out.


Here's a picture of Grace and Douglas who are best friends in the making...


...such special people....
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...just like their mommy and daddy...

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I think Lily felt very safe, loved and cherished this weekend.
She'll be a world traveler in no time!!
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8 comments:

Jessica said...

You have such a beautiful family! I LOVE that last picture of Lily...she is so darn cute! You are so good with updating your blog and I love reading it!!

Heidi said...

Kelly...
I had so many waves of chills and tears as I read your beautiful words. Wow, Kell. amazing.

You said it perfectly...Lily is like a band-aid, making the hurt go away. Making so many people happy.

Those pictures are so great! Grandma's Love...hello...I know she is going to cry when she reads that. Cousins picture is so sweet...Lily will be in that picture soon, laughing and learning...can't wait to see that picture!

Purple, sleeping, flower-child...stunning. Sweet. Lovely!

miss u:)

Meagan N. Harris said...

So many amazing photos Kelly. So glad to hear that Lily is on her way to becoming a world traveler.

Ok... so I'm making myself crazy... I've tried to add links to my blog of other people's blogs and for some reason the links aren't working. Any suggestions?

Tisha said...

Your photography is getting amazing too!! That bottom pic needs to be blown up. The color is so vivid! Love it!

Kelle said...

I left a comment last night but it didn't go through...grrr. Last pic is my favorite too! But I love the one with her looking right at the camera too...she keeps gettin' cuter and cuter!!!

Steph said...

She is cute as a button! Just as a sidenote...Isn't that a funny expression!? My grandma said it is because "back in the day" buttons were cute and fashionable! Huh, who knew? ANYWAY, one thing is for sure, Lily Grace is the CUTEST 'lil button I know! OMG....what a doll! Great pics, and digi sb editing! What a pro you have become! LOVE 'em! :o)

Steph C said...

Ah love the entry! You you said it sista holding her is like holding a dream full of hope and faith! Prayers do work and she is a constant reminder of that! We love you and love how happy you and D are! We are so happy too:)

Julie Frizzi said...

Oh, Wow..............I love that Grandma picture......I can just feel the happiness right through those photos...........I bet she is dreaming about her now!