Monday, September 24, 2007

Thinking about Lucy

4 weeks ago today we lost our precious niece, Olive Lucy. I've been thinking about her a lot today and how much losing her, even though I never had the opportunity to meet her, has really affected me and our family. There have been several times that Aubrey has said, "Mom, I miss Lucy, even though I never met her." Aubrey has really felt the loss too. Ella has talked sadly about the baby too. I even asked Cali the other day if she was playing with Lucy in heaven before she came down and she smiled so big-as if to say, "Yep I did!" I feel like Elliot (my nephew that was born in July) and Cali are probably 2 of the closest beings to Lucy on the Earth right now(besides her parents), since they were just in heaven a few months ago with her. I bet they all had a grand ole time up there:)

I've been reading my sister-in-law's blog lately and I have to say that she and Watson are just amazing. They are having a tough time, but are so strong. Their blog is inspiring-Christine is a talented writer I have found out. Her way of expressing herself through the written word is very thought provoking and inspired. Thank you for continuing to share your feelings as they help so many others out there and even ourselves. I just wanted to tell you guys I'm thinking about you and our little angel today. Though Lucy never got to enter this world, her light and love has enveloped so many people's lives. It will be a joyous day in heaven when we are all together again. That day seems so far away right now, but that day will come, and that day will be absolutely wonderful. I love you Lucy, Christine & Watson and hope you are able to make it through each day-one at a time. Lots of thoughts, prayers & love~ hoLLy

6 comments:

Jan said...

What a sweet, tender post, Holly. Thanks for sharing it so that the rest of us could read it too. I am with you -- we will be together, but it's hard to wait for that time.

Kristi said...

Holly, that was beautiful. And what a wonderful family you have, to be able to support eachother and love eachother when in need.

-Melissa- said...

Joey's sister is very lucky to have such a wonderful family to help support her through this time. What a beautiful post.

Nana/Cyndi said...

Thank you Holly for remembering Olive Lucy. I too starting thinking since yesterday that today she would have been 4 weeks old. We are so grateful for you and how the girls remember Lucy so sweetly and you have to know they do know her. I was telling Crissie before she mentioned about the butterflies that the other day when I was outside with Ella and Cali on the swing chair this tiny yellow butterfly kept fluttering around and I kept telling Ella look look at the pretty butterfly and it was couple of times and then when I came back and read Crissie's blog I was like wow, was Lucy making her presence known. Thank you for rembering today, it's important to us all that we keep her memory forever not only in our hearts but openly for she did exist and she is a very real part of our lives and our family. Thank you for being a great sister in law to Crissie and Watson. We love you guys.

Olive Lucy Kawecki said...

where to begin, i sent out some texts messages today and failed to send one to you not because i didn't want to but because i thought that with all your mommy duties, answering a text from me would be just one more thing for you to manage to get done today. Holly thank you for your post for validating our loss, for acknowledging our daughter, for being a GREAT SIL! and most of all for having 3 lovely daughters that will be a way for us to "see" our daughter grow up. (guess i should thank joey for the girls 2 since he is really responsible *wink*) Peace, light and love always C, W and L

100 Percent Cottam said...

we've been praying for those guys. i can't imagine what they're going through. thanks for a beautiful post, holly!