A friend of mine who has moved to Australia, sent some pictures of Laynee that she had taken on her own camera. These are pictures I'd never seen. When I opened the attachments to see the photos I was struck by two things. A) Raw Pain B) Awe, once again by how beautiful she is. As I told Nancy, every picture ever taken of her was priceless. There can never be enough pictures of her. I have her pictures in computer files, on discs, flash drives and prints. I have an almost phobic fear of something happening to one or more of these pictures.
The email from Nancy also brought back a rush of memories. These memories of happy times with Laynee cannot be printed, they are stored in the compartments of my mind. Again, a reminder of a merciful God. The same God who allows us to blot out some of the painful days, as mentioned in a previous post, allows the human mind to treasure that which is precious. My memory reminds me of a little girl who danced through life with quietness and smiles and hugs for all. The life of every party she ever attended. The little girl loved by all who knew her.
Thank you, Nanc, for the new pictures.
Jody, Paula, Erin, Nanc.....This one's for you, Super Baby!!!!