At 11:24 am, Crosby Fox turned 2 years and 9 weeks old!!! At 1:41pm, Caroline would have been three. Three years have come and gone. Yet, when I sit here thinking of that dreadful day in February, it almost feels like yesterday. How easily my mind returns to that place of overwhelming grief and sorrow. The pain and agony of childbirth was exceeded tenfold by the loss of a second daughter. A perfect and healthy daughter. I close my eyes and see the delicate features of her lips, the blonde hair covering her head, the lines swirling at her fingertips, creating prints all her own. And those feet. They were one and three eighths of an inch long and slender, with toes shaped like her momma's. Beautiful Caroline. What I would give to have known her more. 24 weeks and 2 days was not long enough and was not part of my plan.
Neither was her brother.
Praise the Lord, He had other plans.
I don't begin to understand this path we have walked. But I will praise HIM for my children. All three of them. I will tell my precious boy of his sisters. He will see their pictures. He will know their names, for they will ever be spoken in this house. Their impact on our lives will not be forgotten.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Caroline...
"The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. May the name of the Lord be blessed!" Job 1:21 NET