Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy What Should Have Been


Lela. Today is your birthday. Your fourth birthday to be exact.

Daddy and I miss you lots. It's not fair that you can't be here with us. I've always imagined you and I dressed alike in pretty dresses on your birthdays.

I like to think about all the fun we would have watching you tear open your gifts. Tossing the paper up in the air, smashing the bows on your head.

That's what you should be doing this year. We should be playing dolls, coloring with water colors, learning how to ride that pretty pink bike that Daddy would have put together. Complete with the pink streamers, white basket and annoying horn. I know you would have loved it.

I'm not usually so sad on your birthday since I know you are in Heaven celebrating even bigger and better than we can imagine but for some reason this year I'm hurting a lot more.

Happy Birthday Lela Marie ~ We love you always

5 comments:

amanda said...

I will be thinking about you and your family today Tyra.

Nicole said...

Thinking about you today Tyra, HUGS!

Kara - Doula in training said...

I can't stop crying today Tyra. I am hurting so bad for you right now. I am at work and balling my eyes out. I want you to know that you are allowed to hurt. It is OK. She will never be forgotten. She will be in my heart forever! I am so sorry she was taken from you so early, but I trust that God had a good reason. HUGS and TEARS to and for you!

*Bri* said...

Oh my gosh, Tyra. I had no idea that you had a little girl to call your own and for whatever reason, that little angel was taken from you. I am glad that you're little men are there to support you and lift your spirits but I am so sorry about the pain you've had to endure.

Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

That's my baby! Happy birthday Le!