Monday, April 4, 2011

8 Candles

 Today 8 candles burn brightly in a window on a cold, windy Minnesota day. A reminder of a life that began and ended too early, but cast a ray of sunshine upon any who stepped onto her path...


Today a little brother savors a brownie for breakfast in honor of his big sister; his big blue eyes a beautiful reminder of her....


Today a little sister dresses head to toe in her sister's clothes so that she may be as close to her as posssible. She writes notes and draws rainbow hearts in an effort to send her love up to Heaven....



Today a treasured dollie sits upon a shelf dressed in blue and waiting to be held and played with again...


Today signs of spring emerge and we are reminded of becoming new again; love is born and rises....


Today a little girl dreams in fields of yellow flowers with Jesus...

Today a head full of strawberry colored tresses smiles her heart out and skips along the hills of Heaven...


Today in Heaven blue eyes twinkle brightly and dance with each giggle...


Today a Mama remembers the moments a baby girl came into her life
 and made her a mother for the first time...



Today a Daddy's arms long to be filled with a little girl's hug
as he remembers holding her through thick and thin....


Happy 8th Birthday Ellie Rose! I hope you can hear us celebrating here on earth as we remember you with laughs, tears, Johnny Cash songs and root beer floats. Our hearts are heavy, but joyful as we know that one day, one glorious day, we will all be together again. Love you, sweet pea.



"I thank my God everytime I remember you." Philippians 1:3
XOXO, Mama



12 comments:

Cheri said...

Niki, what a beautiful post. We'll be thinking of Ellie today (even more than usual) and remembering you in our prayers. I'm glad you're able to celebrate Ellie's too-short life even as you mourn that she is no longer physically with you.

SHARI said...

Niki, you are forever a wonderful momma to your Ellie. What a beautiful remembrance of her. I love you. Shari

Shawna said...

What an amazing post. Brought many tears to my eyes. Thinking of all of you today.

deb famularo said...

Niki,
all my love to you on this day. Happy Birthday sweet Ellie- I know you're making Heaven sparkle..................xoxo

Sophia said...

A very beautiful post in her memory, happy birthday sweet girl...

Colleen said...

Niki, you couldn't have worded this post any more beautifully. Thankfully we have an awesome God and you will one day see her again.

Just Because said...

beautifully said. I can not imagine losing a child but you have honored her memory in a beautiful way.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.

floridagirl said...

I share in your tears - such a sweet tribute to your special angel!!

XOXO Dr. Kay Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry for your lost. I pains me when I see, read, or hear of such things. This was a beautiful post that brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful and touching. I will pray the strength of the Lord for you.

Diana said...

Niki what a beautiful remembrance of Ellis. I always think of you, Hugs.

Stacey said...

Oh Nikki! Your post is so sweet and loving and brought me tears. Happy birthday to you baby girl who is in Heaven!