Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 2

What my Leah is doing today:






Thanks everyone for all the messages and comments.  I had no idea how many people had fallen in love with Leah over the past few months.

We're doing ok - I haven't fallen apart today .... yet.  I'll try to keep everyone updated on everything but for now I don't think we will have any funeral.  We may have a memorial service at some point - perhaps on what would have been Leah's 1st birthday.  We really don't know.  We haven't even called the funeral home yet but we know we will have Leah cremated so we can keep a part of her close to us at all times.  I've already found a butterfly cremation pendant that I can wear all the time next to my heart.

31 comments:

Tracie said...

I commented yesterday but you have been on my mind all night and all morning so here I am again. I don't even know what I want to say. I just remember how I felt the first days after losing my son. I remember praying that another mother would never have to feel what I was feeling. I'm sorry that prayer couldn't be answered for you.
I truly love the piture you just posted. And you are right...that is what our babies get to do everyday. No pain, no worries.
Please know that I will never forget Leah. Maybe one day I'll explain why (now isn't the time) but she, Jonah, and Tripp really changed me.
May you find comfort in the days ahead. My prayers are surrounding you.

Krystal said...

You don't know me, but I'm praying for you and Leah's loved ones. I came over via Jonah's blog. My heart really hurts for you, though I'm rejoicing for Leah as she is delighting in heaven with Jesus. Hugs in Christ.

Anonymous said...

((hugs))
I encourage you to have some sort of memorial...it doesn't heal your hurting, but it does help to have that 'goodbye' with friends and family.

growntoglory.wordpress.com said...

It's so strange that a little girl I've never met has become so special to us. We are praying for you guys and truly mean that. Leah was a special little girl and as much as I grieve for you loss I am so happy she isn't in pain.

Kathy said...

I have never met you but I want you to know that your family is in my prayers. I also lost my daughter unexpectly in September. My heart is breaking for you knowing the sadness and pain you are feeling. I know God is wrapping his arms around you to help you through this difficult time.

Shuggamom said...

Meg, I too found precious precious Leah through Jonah.
I guess I've been checking in on y'all for months.
She is a doll,I love the pics you take of her and the videos.
And you Meg, have such sweet words for your daughter,I could always tell how MUCH you love and cherish her!!
To say I was shocked is and understatement. I think I just stared at the words Patrice posted.
I will continue to pray for you and your husband and family for strength and comfort moment by moment.
I so love the picture of Leah with Jesus,I will look at it often.

Hugs and Love,
Stacey
East Texas

Janel Waters said...

I haven't stopped thinking about you since Sara called me with the news. I am just so heartbroken and heartbroken for you and your family.

A really good friend of mine was at church yesterday for a wedding rehearsal and lit a candle for Leah.

all my love and prayers!
Janel

Jess said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all. I'm glad that you found a little trinket you can wear all the time to keep her close to you!

Dana said...

I too found your blog from Jonah's. I was so happy when I read the surgery had gone well and then absolutely shocked when I read she had passed unexpectedly. I pray for peace and that God will wrap his loving arms around you all to give you the strength you need for the days ahead. Leah is now watching over you with the biggest set of wings heaven has ever seen.

Jessica K. said...

I am sos orry for your loss! I know Leah is in a better place now! She is pain free and happy!
I read a stone on the cemetary that I really liked. It was on a stone for an infant.
"Born on earth, to bloom in Heaven!"That is what Leah is doing now! Blooming in Heaven!!!
Sending my love from Germany!

Lisa said...

Miss Leah has received her perfect healing. My heart hurts for your loss. She iss greatly missed by so many thank you for sharing Leah with all of us.
We will continue to pray for your hearts. I think a pendent is a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

I learned about Leah going to Heaven from Tripp's mom Courtney. I'm at a loss for words. Thanks to Meg & Jeff for allowing us to know Leah as well as for ya'll taking such good care of her. Leah spread your beautiful wings my love & fly you earned them. Tripp, Jonah and all the EB babies now have you as their guardian Angel. You & your parents will forever be in my heart. God Bless Meg & Jeff.

Hetrick family said...

I only recently found your blog through Jonah's (2 weeks ago), I had read back through though and was inspired by you and your smiley little girl. I am so so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength for you all.

jardinera linda said...

i would like to leave a comment that would help you feel better, but i know that's not possible right now.
however, i hope knowing that many are praying and thinking about you will ease your pain if only a little.

sweet sweet leah, we'll keep you in our hearts

juana

Amy said...

Continuing to pray for you and your family.

Kindly,
Amy

Valerie said...

I hadn't commented yet, but I've been following Leah for a little while now when I heard of her through Jonah's blog. I was so sad to hear of your loss. She was a precious little girl. May God give you peace during this unimaginably hard time. I know she is in a better place like the picture depicted, but she is dearly missed here on earth. Just thought you'd like to hear of one more person touched by your angel baby.

Valerie said...

I hadn't commented yet, but I've been following Leah for a little while now when I heard of her through Jonah's blog. I was so sad to hear of your loss. She was a precious little girl. May God give you peace during this unimaginably hard time. I know she is in a better place like the picture depicted, but she is dearly missed here on earth. Just thought you'd like to hear of one more person touched by your angel baby.

Laura said...

I am so sorry....so sorry your arms are aching. Praying He comforts your heart with each breath you take.

Well done sweet Leah...

Debbie,mother of two said...

So sorry to hear about Leah. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying that the Lord wraps his love around you. I like the pic. I can see Leah with God. I will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Christina said...

I am also someone that doesnt know you but is so heartbroken for you. I have enjoyed reading your blog the past few weeks and have become quite smitten with Leah. I was shocked to hear of her passing. I can only begin to imagine the shock that you have felt. She was such a sweet beautiful little girl. I just know that her gorgeous smile is lighting up Heaven right now! I pray the coming days fill your heart with Peace.

Much love to you and your family ((hugs))

Carol said...

I check on your each day to see how you are doing and I am marveling at your strength and courage. Leah is so loved. On earth and by her heavenly Father...love your photo on today's post!

Anonymous said...

I haven't stopped thinking of your family since hearing the news yesterday. Sweet Leah was so lucky to have such wonderful parents... and my heart just breaks for you. Please know that there are a lot of people around the world lifting you in prayer right now.

When you are ready, please tell us how we can help. We would love to make a donation in Leah's name as she has truly touched our lives.

~ Pati :)

Erin said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers, what a beautiful picture you posted.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praying for you and your husband during this difficult time. I know that you are leaning heavily on God and I pray that He ministers to your hearts mightily at this time.

Beth

Linda said...

Meghan and Jeff,
I just heard about Leah today from Belinda. My heart aches for you both. Leah was a beautiful little girl. Your love for her shows in your pictures and words. I will keep you in my prayers. Linda

Katia said...

I know you don't know me, but wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family.
Katia

beanst27 said...

You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and I will continue to pray. May Leah rest in peace.

Laura A said...

Hi Meg-

This is going to sound a lot like the other posts! I found Leah from Jonah's blog, and have been following her as well. You have been on my mind all day and I just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you and Jeff. There's nothing I can say to make this better, but please know that I'm praying for you from TX.

Laura

Parker's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of little Leah. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

jenlar3 said...

So sorry for your loss of Sweet Little Lady Leah. I "found" you some time ago through Patrice's blog and have been following and praying for you all. I rejoice that Leah is in heaven, healthy and pain-free, but I know that your loss will hurt for a long time to come. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but I know she is so happy in Heaven with Jesus! My mom and my 2 sisters have that same butterfly pendant you speak of with a part of my sister Sue to hold close to our hearts. I also have a lock of her hair in a locket that she had given to me. These tokens help to keep a physical part of them with us and ease the pain of their loss. My heart is with you and your family.

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