CS Lewis once said that "grief is like the sky, it covers everything." In recent weeks, our family has found that this is so very true. It seems that there is no right or wrong way to travel this path of grief. I have created this blog in hopes that some day we will be able to look back on our journey and see written proof that our great God never leaves us. God is good all the time.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The words inside of the lasso say "the prettiest girl in the world." Laynee was beautiful in every way and we told her so often. Laynee learned to raise both hands to the air when anyone would ask "who's the prettiest girl in the world?" This brought smiles and laughter from many people. She knew without doubt that Jalayne Grace Holmes was the prettiest girl ever. My mom once told me that we should probably stop telling her she was so pretty, she might think too much of herself, but I didn't agree. Laynee would undoubtedly meet many challenges in her life and needed all the self confidence we could instill in her. I know that she never questioned if we thought she was beautiful, she KNEW we did. She was beautiful and smart and ever joyful.
The picture of her with angel wings and the words "there are angels among us," believe it or not, was done before Laynee's death. Last spring, Aunt Christine was babysitting for Laynee and took pictures and added the angel wings and words for a graphic design class. She was much like an angel in the way that she touched lives.