Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The season of Sophie Ann

I thought of you when the cool fall air hit my face this morning.

I thought of you when I held a friend's baby who has been diagnosed with Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome.

I thought of you when a little girl ran up to me and thought I was her mother.

I thought of you when the high school football games kicked off.

I thought of you as I took care of a little one's scratched knee.

I thought of you when I was dusting and carefully cleaned off the plate that displays your footprints of life.

I thought of you as I drove down Hwy 431, and passed the road that led to your grave.

I thought of you when I went to the Doctor's office this morning and I saw your picture on his wall.

I thought of you when we sang about heaven at church.

I thought about you when someone asked me how many children I have.

I thought about you when I cleaned out Hope's closet and noticed we had missed a spot when we were painting her room. It was the brown that was used for an office in place of your nursery.

I thought about you when I saw my neighbor's child who was born near your birthday.

I thought about you when I put on a pair of shoes that I wore during your pregnancy.

I thought about you when I flipped open my Bible and saw your footprints.

I thought about you when I watered the plant that was given to us at your funeral.

I thought about you when I was looking for Hope's birth certificate, but instead a box of memories fell out of the closet and onto the floor.

I thought about you when I went to sleep last night. I wondered what you were doing. I thought about silly things like, did someone brush your beautiful hair, or play dolls with you?? But, all that's silly.

You are with our Creator. The most wonderful daddy of all. As I approach this season, the time that was most difficult for our family, may I focus my thoughts on my Heavenly Father on every remembrance of you.

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you" Phil. 1:3


  1. This is beautiful. I know our God smiles on you when others see your faithfulness to Him. You are a true blessing.--Hillary

  2. Okay...I needed a tissue warning. Sweet, sweet friend - these are sweet, sweet memories. I love you.

  3. such a sweet, beautiful post about a sweet, beautiful baby girl. sending lots of love your way during this season.

  4. I thought about her today when I saw the scarecrows and pumpkins being put out at Wal Mart. Please know that she made an impact that will not soon be forgotten. Love you!

  5. I will be thinking of you during this season. Thank you for sharing those memories.

  6. I thought about you and your testimony when God put a bump in my road. Her tiny footprints have left a big ol' pathway to Him.....through her faithful Mommy.

  7. Oh my goodness! I just found your new blog! Praying for you this fall & this is a beautiful post honoring your beautiful Sophie Ann!