Monday, April 30, 2012

It was going to be hers

A few days ago I pulled some scrapbooks out of the closet to scan some pictures and in putting one of the scrapbooks away I found something I wasn’t expecting. It was a baby book. In fact, it was the baby book I had bought for Carleigh. I had gotten it before we knew she was a boy or a girl and intended to use it regardless.

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Of course, it turned out I was never able to use it. I must have tucked it away intending to perhaps use it for another one of our children but it became forgotten and was stored for almost 4 years.

Now that it is out of hiding this baby book will actually be used. Not by me, as I already bought a baby book for Evanee but I am going to give it to my sister for her baby that is due in October. It seems only right that this book should be written in as it was intended.

16 comments:

Linda said...

God continues to love you, and grow you, and use you, because of your time with Carleigh. She will forever be a part of your lives honey and that is a good thing. We feel the same way about our grandkids that left us here and went home to be with Jesus. We will never be sorry that they touched our lives, even if it was briefly, because thy made such an impact on us...and others! ((Hugs)) Love you<3

tomandcheryl said...

I think that is lovely that you are giving it to your sister. I think you should write a little note on the front cover about the baby's cousin, Carleigh, that is an angel watching over her.

~Cheryl

Tesha said...

That is really sweet, I think your sister will love that it was bought for Carleigh. I have a baby book I bought for Jonathan, I am not sure what I will do with it, it seems sad to use it for the next baby. Well your sister will be thrilled it is a really sweet book. I hope to see you on the link up tomorrow :)

CynthiaS said...

That's really sweet and it will have so much meaning for her!

CynthiaS said...

That's really sweet and it will have so much meaning for her!

Lori said...

Precious. And you are right...it was bought to be written in. <3 <3 <3

Nan & Mike said...

Awwww...hugs honey xoxoxo

TanaLee Davis said...

Hugs mama,
I too have wanted to pass along things of TanaLee's to relatives having a baby...sadly they declined but I sure hope that book gets use as you wanted. Hugs and well wishes-
Felicia

Trennia said...

I know hwo it feels I still have stuff I had planned to use for Emily I don't know what to do with it...I guess in away I have hope still adoption but it don't look like we will be able to anytime soon...and with my hubby being older it will probally never happen,but my heart will not let it go.

brigette said...

Wow what a special thing to find. Im glad you still have it. THat is sweet of you to think of your sister! You are such a giving person. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I think that is a beautiful idea giving it to your sister. How exciting that she is having a baby!
((HUGS))

Stacy said...

Those moments are hard. That is a special gift you are giving away.

Dandelion Breeze said...

You are so generous to give away something so precious... you are a beautiful mum :) xo

Fireflyforever said...

What a precious and beautiful gift for your sister's baby.

elena said...

Read this days ago and did not comment but want to say its such a sweet thought :)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Sweet Holly. I'm behind on reading blogs. Behind on everything, as usual, these days. Just reading this today...and my heart is aching for you...and for your sweet sister.

Remembering Carleigh and Leah....sending love.

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