Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday!

My dear sweet girl,
It's hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since we first laid eyes on you.  If I close my eyes I can still feel your warm, slippery body lying right over my heart.  You were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.  We were so in love with you, from the moment we knew you were growing inside of me.

A lot has changed in the last year - life has been lived, new memories made but the love we feel for you has not changed.  The love I feel for you is as strong as it was the day I met you and I will forever be grateful that you made me a mommy.

We know there is no birthday gift that we can give you.  You have already received the ultimate birthday gift - all of this earthly stuff is just for us, we know that.  But we are trying really hard.  We want the world to know how much you are loved - and how much love there is to share.  There are no words to describe the joy and pride we feel for you today.

In honor of your first birthday we wanted to put together some of our favorite memories.  We know there will be many more - just because you aren't here doesn't mean that you will not be a part of the memories this family will make with your future brother(s) and/or sister(s). 

We love you so very much and we miss you like crazy!

Happy 1st Birthday, Olive!
Love,
Mommy and Daddy

To read Olive's birth story, please visit this link and this one



 

26 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful video. This was so hard to watch......I can't even imagine how hard it was to make. I laughed and cried.....and smiled a lot. We love you guys. Stay strong.

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  2. What a special video! Your story inspires me. We lost our son Kaleb this past March as he was born super premature at 22 wks 6 days. My husband and I spent 2 wonderful hours with him, and he was baptized into the Lord's family by my husband immediately. What comfort we felt as we prepared for his funeral and now knowing that our sweet baby is in heaven with Jesus. I definitely think of him daily, and our 2 year old asks about his picture more often. I'm sure that will bring hard conversations in the future with lots of emotion, but we have confidence in the reunion of heaven! May the Lord continue to bless you and your husband with peace in the days/weeks/months/ and years ahead as you serve Him and remember your sweet little girl! Love to our Saints Triumphant!

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    1. I am so very sorry for your loss! Many prayers for you that you are finding the peace you need each day!

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  3. That was the hardest thing but the sweetest video to watch. Happy 1st heavenly birthday, Olive. Love to your Mommy and Daddy.
    From a friend of Grandma Kim.
    Cindy

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  5. That was the hardest thing but the sweetest video to watch. Happy 1st heavenly birthday, Olive. Love to your Mommy and Daddy.
    From a friend of Grandma Kim.
    Cindy

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  6. That was the hardest thing but the sweetest video to watch. Happy 1st heavenly birthday, Olive. Love to your Mommy and Daddy.
    From a friend of Grandma Kim.
    Cindy

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  7. That was the hardest thing but the sweetest video to watch. Happy 1st heavenly birthday, Olive. Love to your Mommy and Daddy.
    From a friend of Grandma Kim.
    Cindy

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  8. So very beautiful! How great is God's kindness toward those who love Him! Many prayers for you today/this week. You are a wonderful Mama!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Happy Birthday sweet Olive! Thoughts and prayers heading your way Nicole and Chuck!

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  10. You came into the Wheaton Fransciscan Urgent Care today, and in memory of your little girl Olive, you gave myself and my co-worker a Starbucks gift card. We would like to thank you very much! We greatly appreciate the gift card! Both of us are parents and we cannot imagine what you went and are going through. You are such a strong and kind person! Thank you again for the cards, you put a smile on both of our faces and made our day :)

    Happy 1st Birthday to your sweet little girl Olive!
    God Bless you and your family!

    Michael & Lesley

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    1. I don't think it was us, but I know there were thousands sharing her story and spreading love all around! I'm so happy that you were recipients of someone's kindness and generosity!

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  11. I don't know you but my heart breaks for your heartache and pain. I know Jesus has told your precious baby girl all about her wonderful parents. May the same arms that holds your baby, comfort you always. God bless you!!

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    1. Thank you so much for those comforting words!

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  12. I don't know you but my heart breaks for your heartache and pain. I know Jesus has told your precious baby girl all about her wonderful parents. May the same arms that holds your baby, comfort you always. God bless you!!

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  13. I don't know you but my heart breaks for your heartache and pain. I know Jesus has told your precious baby girl all about her wonderful parents. May the same arms that holds your baby, comfort you always. God bless you!!

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  14. This is just beautiful, we lost our grandson in Feb of 2013, he was born healthy but at 20 days old he passed from S.I.D.S In June of 2014 we we're blessed with another beautiful grandson.He just turned a year.God bless your family.
    I grew up with your Mom.
    Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. I appreciate so much that you are able to share your story as well

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  15. This is just beautiful, we lost our grandson in Feb of 2013, he was born healthy but at 20 days old he passed from S.I.D.S In June of 2014 we we're blessed with another beautiful grandson.He just turned a year.God bless your family.
    I grew up with your Mom.
    Michelle

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  16. Heart throbbing video! Truly it was very hard to watch it. Well dear my daughter’s 7th birthday is about to come and I just reserved one of the best kid’s party halls in Boston MA for this party. I would love to share the birthday photos with you all through my blog.

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  17. Welcome to the world have some my best 1st birthday wishes to you.

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