Friday, July 08, 2011

A glimpse of what could have been

No doubt many moms who have lost their babies have wondered what they would have looked like had they lived. It definitely crosses my mind. I have always pictured her looking like her sisters.

Tiffany introduced me to a FB group called In An Angel’s Name that can allow us to see what are precious babies would’ve looked like. Thank you to the wonderful ladies who edit and retouch photos to make this possible and to Tiffany for letting me know about it.

I sent a wonderful lady photos of Carleigh, Anthony & me, and of her sisters so she could recreate what Carleigh would possibly look like. She did a fabulous job and she came very close to what I envisioned in my head (I pictured her with lighter hair).

This is what Carleigh may have looked like had she not been born with anencephaly.

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Here is a side by side comparison of the picture with her sisters, Kyndra and Lainey.

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She also did an age progression to age 4. I can see so much of Kyndra in this picture.

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I can’t tell you how much it means to get these glimpses. I don’t have to wonder as much what she would’ve looked like because these give me an idea. I can almost see her personality just through this picture. But now I can’t help but imagine this face and what it would be like to see it every day with my other girls.

17 comments:

heathermohr said...

Oh how I love this!! I'm going to check it out!

Jennifer Ross said...

That's really amazing isn't it! I've thought about if I had the chance to see what Isaiah would have looked like, would I want to find out, and I just couldn't. It would just break my heart in two. I guess I hold onto that beautiful reunion together in heaven someday.

Your Carleigh is so beautiful and perfect.

((hugs))

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is truly a lovely gift to be given. ((HUGS))

Sarita Boyette said...

That's amazing, Holly! I know it did your heart good to see these photos. I'm so thankful for people who use their talents to help others. xoxo

Caroline said...

So so beautiful. I think that's wonderful to see what Carleigh might haave looked like. Love this <3

Linda said...

That's so sweet Holly. It is fun to imagine. The other day we celebrated our granddaughter Julia's 13th birthday and I found myself wondering what Anna would look like now, because she was just a few weeks younger than Julia and would have been 13 on July 25th.

I am thanking God that we will see her again and have her with us for all of eternity once we get to heaven!

Love you!

Mom Putnam said...

What a very beautiful photo, even if it is just a dream of what could have been. Oh, how the tears flow for that darling granddaughter I miss so much.
I love you, Carleigh McKenna!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

j'aime beaucoup l'idée d'avoir une photo de se qu'elle aurait pu être... Je pense qu'elle ressemblerait beaucoup à Lainey (le nez un peu applati, les bonnes joues à bisous, la fossette sous la bouche)

Tiffany said...

Just beautiful! Im so glad you got some comfort from this group and what they have to offer. It truly is a gift.

Franchesca said...

Wow. That is amazing, in both pictures she looks so much like her sisters.

Amy von Oven said...

Makes me want to cry...I love it. What a gift if we could all see what ours might have been....

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Monica said...

Wow is all I can say. How amazing.

Jessica said...

this is absolutely amazing!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

What an amazing site. I may have to check it out!

Mary said...

This is a wonderful service. It is another way to help many. She is beautiful.

Melissa said...

Wow. I'll have to check that out.

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