Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Angel Baby

On this day two years ago, my sweet little Maeve Lillian returned to Heavenly Father. I can't believe it has been two years. I never knew how life would go on without her. The truth is, it hasn't. My daughter is still here with me every day. I don't think a day has gone by in the last two years when I haven't felt her. I see her little expressions in Isaac sometimes. He smiles when I talk about her or when he sees her pictures and I know that he knows her. We always called her bug, and after she died, ladybugs started landing on me all the time. This had never happened before, and now it happens frequently, and in the most random places. The strangest was when we were on a boat off the coast of North Carolina. How did a lady bug get out there?
Maeve was the greatest gift I could have ever been given in this life. I still learn from her, and I live my life to live up to her legacy and return to her someday.

7 comments:

Nancy Brown said...

I was just thinking about the day that we got the news. I sat there holding Ty and sobbing. I was so sad. I was sad for you to not have that precious little thing in your arms anymore.

No words can describe the love we saw radiating from you and Bryce. Every single day for hours and hours you would sit there rocking and holding her. Your mom would read to her. You would just look at her. You could see the love both of your had for her. She is there in heaven with all your other children to be telling them how wonderful their parents are. And that they loved her so much that she was able to come be with them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Love Nancy and Dallas and especially baby Tyler

We will always remember that sweet little girl.

The Mac's said...

2006 was a life changing year. I can not express to you our gratitude for you and Bryce. You were a light at the end of our tunnel! Your examples of strength stood out in my mind many times, as I struggled get past the trial of loosing a child. I ache for him everyday, and I feel like he is with us too. I love your ladybug experiences, how special! She was so sweet and I am grateful that i was able to meet her. Her memory will be with us forever. We love you, and hope your day was special. Thanks for bieng so willing to share your experiences with us

Paul & Misti said...

You are amazing!

Dan & Ashley said...

You're such a good mommy Erin. Maeve was so lucky to come to your home. She is a little Angel Baby and it will be so wonderful when you get to see her again someday. Our thoughts are with you and Bryce during this special time of celebrating your little girl's life. What a precious little girl.

Andrea said...

I miss that sweet little angel as well. I don't think anyone that had the chance to meet little Maeve could have walked away without being different. It was impossible to leave her presence without feeling the hope and beauty that radiated from her.

You and Bryce were such an inspiration to me during that time, Erin. The peace you two felt while in the middle of such a hard and chaotic period really made me evaluate the love you have for one another, for that precious baby girl, and for Heavenly Father.

I think about her often and the joy she was able to bring to all of us in her short life. I love you two very much, and will ask Heavenly Father to give her a kiss for me in my prayers tonight.

Brandy said...

We love and miss her too!!! I can't wait to see her again!

Kate The Great said...

I am inspired to leave a message only because I googled "angel baby maeve" and got to your blog. My sister just lost her seven month old baby girl, Maeve Elizabeth, after a battle with Noonan Syndrome. I have blogged extensively about the miracle that OUR Maeve was... My niece passed away just over a month ago... and my sister and brother-in-law are grieving... as we all are. It is inspiring to know another family was blessed with their own Miracle Maeve... and it is also comforting to know that at some point it will get better. Many blessings...

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