Sunday, September 19, 2010

I got flowers today

I got flowers today.

They are beautiful. A sweet reminder from those who remember. A reminder that she is not forgotten. A gift to show their love, for us, for our baby girl, for a God who is sovereign even in times when we do not understand.

2 years ago this coming Wednesday, September 22nd, we said goodbye to our precious baby girl. A sudden departure, but not out of Gods hands...He had a plan. Although we are still hurt and grieving, we have the Hope that comes only from knowing Him. We will see her again.

I have had sudden stirrings of tears these past few days. It brings me more joy and happiness then I can say when others remember and speak of my beautiful daughter. Though she is gone...she was here. Though she is absent from us...she is present in many hearts and minds. Though she is missed for a time....she will be enjoyed and cherished forever. For I know, I will spend forever with my baby girl.

I got flowers today...and I am thankful.

Lord, come quickly.

13 comments:

Just Me - The Champion said...

Cari,
I am praying for you this week my friend. Thinking of you and also thanking God for your sweet girl. She hangs on our refridgerator as a reminder of the sweet gift she is to all of us. Her life, her family, and most of all her amazing Jesus who wraps his love around her. :) Love you chica, Jen

Anonymous said...

Look how happy she is in this pic....sweet baby girl. I remember.

Anonymous said...

I miss her too babe. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and gentle thoughts...

kristi said...

Praying for you and remembering the special place Caden has in our hearts.

sabo family said...

She was such a cutie. Thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Stacey Dishman said...

You say the most beautiful things. You have a way with words that you always seem to say exactly how you feel. You never say to much and you always say just enough.

I think of your story often and what a great person you are. You inspire me~!

Through your words and faith I believe.

CaliGirl said...

Oops...meant to copy one of the previous posts and comment on how those words said exactly how I was feeling...not plagarize her words! Sorry.
But, I want you to know I love reading your posts and like many of us who do, we don't always leave a comment, but we always say a prayer for you and your family.
Hugs from California!

CaliGirl said...

So, uh, I guess my previous post was confusing. I wanted to copy Stacey's words and 'ditto' them...dang google comment box!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I've even confessed this to you or not, but sometimes when I walk past Caden's picture, I pick it up and give her a quick kiss on her sweet face, and stand and remember.....I remember her tea kettle squeal, her delight in everything and how her whole body smiled!! Gma b is remembering your little one today and is thankful God allowed us the time we had to love her!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and your family today. Praying for your peace.
~Kerrie
Cincinnati, OH

Tracey said...

Remembering Caden today in Nashville and praying for you...

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Praying for you and Andy today and remembering sweet Caden