Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Carleigh

Happy 1st Birthday, Carleigh! Today at 3:49 am you turned 1 year old. It's so hard to believe that it has been a year already since you have been born. The anticipation of this day was much harder than both yesterday and today. Your daddy and I did ok today. A nice man from church made us a couple of wooden boxes and we appreciated the work that he put into it. He knows what we are going through because he, too, lost a baby many years ago and more recently his wife.

We didn't go out to visit you at the cemetery after church because it was rainy. We had such a beautiful day for your party that it didn't upset me. While I was waiting on daddy to get lunch your song came on the radio and it was just perfect timing for me to hear it on your birthday. So mommy sang it and I got a little choked up on parts and daddy asked if I was ok. I was and I am. I'm ok, even though you aren't here. It can be hard at times because I miss you so much but I know you are in a wonderful place, far better than I can imagine. You're prolly sitting with Jesus and He's singing you a lullaby tonight.

As we were driving home the sun came out and started shining like the sky knew I needed a few rays of hope. We sure do miss you down here. The whole world may forget about you but you can rest assured your mommy and daddy never will. We'll remember and love you always. Even 50 years down the road we will still love you like we love you today and perhaps even more! Take care my little one. You are so precious to me. I will hold you in my heart until the day I can hold you in my arms again. I love you.

30 comments:

Franchesca Cox said...

Happy first birthday, Carleigh XO

The Ramirez Family said...

So glad you had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday Carleigh! XOXO

brigette said...

happy birthday Carleigh!! Sending hugs and wishes your way. We sent a balloon to heaven thinking of you today!! Much love

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven sweet girl. You have the most amazing Mommy and she has the most precious angel. I know those play dates in Heaven are the absolute best...run along and blow some kisses down to your mommy and daddy. And, whisper in Christian's ear and tell him that his Mommy loves him too.

Carleigh, your legacy is beautiful.

xoxo

Jodi Lansink said...

HAppy Birthday Carleigh!!!

Monica said...

Happy 1 year old Birthday Carleigh!! And big hugs to your mamma.

Holly- It brought tears to my eyes when you said how emotional you were singing in the car. I've had so many moments just like that. Awe and it was so special that your friend at church made you wood boxes, so touching.

Misty said...

Happy Birthday, Carleigh.

croleyc69 said...

Happy Birthday Carleigh !!!
So glad you and Anthony had a good day.
Caroline

My Very Own Angel said...

Happy Birthday Carleigh. You are so loved

Amber said...

Happy 1st Birthday Carleigh. XOXO You are loved by many.

Lisette said...

I am glad to hear you made it through these days ok, I was worried. ((HUGS))

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLEIGH...

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Beautiful...Happy Birthday, sweet Carleigh! Love to you...

Mom Putnam said...

That was nice of him to make you something special from his heart to yours. Church family is so important and certainly ones we can count on in these days we are living. Lean on them and grow with them. Happy Birthday to my sweet granddaughter, Carleigh. I am glad that you and Anthony had a good day. Her party was fabulous and you did a wonderful job putting it to together and I am sure she loved it. She was probably watching us with Jesus by her side. I love you Honey---MOM

Betty said...

Ugh, You made me cry! loL! I'm so glad that you are doing better...I can only imagine how hard it must be.

Happy Birthday Carleigh!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Carleigh!!

Rikki said...

Happy First Birthday Carleigh. I hope that your party with all your friends was as amazing as your party with your family was. XOXOXO

Trennia said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl....and (((HUGS))) for your momma.

Brittany said...

Hey Holly! I left you a msg on cafemom wishing Carleigh a happy birthday, but thought Id leave her one on here to!

Happy Birthday sweet angel Carleigh! You are so loved and missed! Hope you had the best birthday in heaven!
Much love, Brittany

Just Breathe said...

She will never be forgotten. I'm glad the day went okay for you. I had you in my prayers. Her song and the rays of sunshine were from her. She loves her mommy.

♥ Ali ♥ said...

You inspire me in so many ways, your amazing heart never ceases to halt my beat and jump with yours.. You are so beautiful Holly.

And Carleigh, once again happy birthday; you are never forgotten <3

Kate said...

Lots of love going out to you!!

Lori said...

Been thinking about you and holding you on my heart all weekend. Carleigh's life will always be a beautiful picture of her mommy and daddy's love for her. 50 years down the road and beyond!
xoo

AKD said...

I'm so glad that you had a special day, and am thinking of Carleigh (even though I'm a day late commenting).

Love to you.

Shandrea said...

Sorry i am a day late in posting. But know i thought of you yesterday. continuing to pray for you and sending you lots of extra love.

Jess said...

What a beautiful post, Holly. Carleigh is so special and she will always be loved and remembered. I'm glad you had a good weekend celebrating her life. Praying for you...

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Carleigh!!

Rebekah said...

I'm sorry I'm just now able to send hugs to you and birthday wishes to Carleigh. I'm glad the day went well- I've found the anticipation is harder for me too. It is so hard sometimes knowing our babies are in a better place but still wanting them here in our arms. I can't wait for the day we get to join them!
Peace & love to you!

Jericho said...

I've got to tell you---you are amazing. Your strength and courage and reliance upon Christ inspire me. Thanks for being bold and putting Carleigh's story out there.

Once A Mother said...

Happy Birthday to a very special girl. Carleigh, you have touched the hearts of so many people, as have your amazing parents.

Christy said...

I missed your birthday, Carliegh, but I have been thinking about your and your family. It is a year since I lost Chase and about a year since I met many of the wonderful friends I have met in this community of bereaved bloggers. It's been a tough several weeks--you know it too well. You are a brilliant young woman Holly and I wish for you the joyest of the joyful (does that make sense). The best to you during this pregnancy--you are such a pretty little pregnant woman! A time of mixed emotions, I'm sure, but a happy time indeed. Take care of yourself and thank you for helping so many in this community see light through so much darkness.
hugs,
christy

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