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.

Celebrating Laynee

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Super Baby

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!!!!


  1. Oh how I love Super Baby!!! Thanks for posting that picture. And thanks for this blog. I love getting on and looking at her sweet little face. I look at your pictures often. It's amazing how much this one little girl impacted life. We miss her, and we miss seeing the joy she brought to your life.
    Love you and praying for you,

  2. SUPER BABY!!!! I loved that stage!!! So glad Nanc sent that to you! What a precious memory - as they all are. We would all but fight over who got to squeeze her first after she showed us her trick! : ) Great memories!
    I read you blog often and get on for my Layners fix. Just seeing the pictures of her smile brightens my day. Still praying for you that God would ease the rawness of the pain.
    I love Laynee and love you much as well!