Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Kayliann

Today would have been Kayliann's 8th birthday.
Every year we celebrate her birthday by sending up balloons or writing a letter or simply having cake. This year, she gets a spot on my blog.
(Sorry, the pictures are not that great)

Kayli was with us for five short hours. Nevertheless, she is in our hearts forever.

Saying Good-bye
Kelsilyn, Zayn and Seth with Layci at her grave.
(Bren joined our family later)

I was very upset that they put the hands upside down at first, but now, I know that she is helping me through life.

We had this poem inscribed on the back of her headstone:

Little hands, held in mine.

Sweet tender touch, how brief the time.

Thy gift of love is given me,

to let these hands return to Thee.

Dear Savior, hear my heartfelt prayer.

Bless them with Thy watchful care.

Her little hands, until the time.

They once again are held in mine.

Happy Birthday sweet angel!

We love you ~ forever


Marni said...

I didn't know about this (probaby not something that comes up in conversation all the time). I've got a baby brother that would be just under two years younger than me, but he was born with a lot of problems and only lived a couple of days. He helps me a lot too. Isn't the gospel wonderful?

Ash said...

That is so sweet! I think it is really neat that you do something every year.

Latisha said...

Thanks for sharing this with us Dy. I love the poem. Your blog post is a beautiful way to remember your daughter on her birthday.