Monday, January 24, 2011

She would have been three today

Today is Caden's third birthday. I mentioned once before that (before this past September 22nd) I always looked to Caden's birthday as the day to celebrate her life and the day she died was a sad and somber affair. Now, even though I do want to acknowledge her birthday and celebrate her life, I want even more to celebrate her Heaven Day... because she is with Christ, and living like she never could have here.

I miss her like crazy. Every now and then I gaze around my house... my life, and I realize there is something missing... a shadow of curly blond hair, a giggle, a dolly, pink... a beautiful little life... a girl. She was and is still such a precious gift. We ache with the loss of her. We long to have her close. We grieve over a partial family.

But we have HOPE.

We know that everyday we live without her is one more day closer to eternity with her.

Lord come quickly

remember to pause the music at the bottomof the page to hear the video.


Sarah said...

such a sweet, beautiful, precious baby girl. Thank you for posting these pictures so we can remember her on this day and count our own blessings and cherish the moments spent with our children.

In My Heart said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Sweet Caden.

Cari, Keeping you and your family in my prayers for a peaceful day.
I know it's difficult. My Little Angel will be celebrating her 18th birthday in Heaven this coming June.


Bryan and Kandice said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers today dear ones. Praying that the peace of Christ dwells deeply in your hearts today and as you continue to remember dear Caden.

Kate said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers. These pictures are beautiful.

Amy's Anecdotes said...

praying for you all!

sabo family said...

She was so sweet and beautiful! Love the one in her carseat. Thanks for sharing pics of your precious Caden.

Just Me - The Champion said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl. That video is amazing. I cried. :) I cried because I could see the abundant amazing life she had here on earth and I am so sad for you. Your precious girl is with Jesus... I am so happy for her. But crying and grieving with you today. You Cari are an amazing woman of God who was put on this earth to show the rest of us woman what a woman of faith looks like. An AUTHENTIC woman of faith. Thank you for that. Thank you for your pursuit of God amidst the most difficult of circumstances. You are an inspiration to me. You show me in all your posts how important God is to you... despite our life here on earth. Thank you for that. I celebrate Caden too. She is on my fridge. I can't wait to meet her too. peace and lv, jen

Rebecca said...

A beautiful girl! Celebrating Caden's life with you today. The pictures are beautiful, such a precious smile. :)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday sweet caden! the pics and the video are amazing...she is just precious. what a treasure she is. and oh my goodness is she beautiful, happy, cute in every pic! i smiled, giggled, and cried...special prayers for your baby girl and your sweet family.
:) linda

Sherwin said...

Happy Birthday Caden, we love you!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I still can't watch the video. Precious, precious girl - praying for you and Andy and Rigg and Ryder.

Heidi Stone Photography said...

I missed this post for a few weeks (obviously). But I certainly didn't forget. I prayed for you and Andy often that week. I was just thinking about Caden this morning and her sweet little face in the stroller at the zoo. And then the poop. :)