Thursday, June 3, 2010


Yesterday was such a blessed day.

We both worked all day.

Then came home to celebrate the life of our baby.

We lit a candle, read our letters, planted our letters in the pot, then planted our tree.

It was intimate and perfect.

There was laughter and tears.

Hugs and kisses.

There was also a HUGE sense of closure.

We both felt lighter afterwards.

Like there was room for hope and new beginnings.

Like we had closed one chapter
(though we'll never forget it)
And our hearts are ready for the next.

During dinner, our doorbell rang -
and these were sitting on our doorstep.

Then another neighbor came over
and delivered this scrumptious Lemon Tart

We received so many hugs, and well wishes,
and emails yesterday.

We truly felt lifted by prayer -
and surrounded with love.

- Thank you -
to everyone for the love and support
you showed us yesterday.

We are so blessed.

The candle stayed lit -
until well after we were asleep.

And burnt itself out in the night.

Let the next chapter begin ...


Sarah @ Couture Contessa said...

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. David and I will definitely be praying for you and your husband.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

Jeremiah 29:11

Kelly M said...

Wow! What an answer to prayer! We're praying for you, Stookeys! Can't wait to see what this new chapter brings! Love you!