Sunday, February 10, 2008

Today marks 13 weeks since Olivia was born. Tomorrow will be 3 months.
After church we took a drive out to Olivia's grave. We haven't been out to the cemetery lately because of all the snow. The roads have been horrible. Even today, I had to hop the fence to get to her grave. It was halfway to my knee and deeper in some spots. It's finally melting though. I could only imagine how bad it was a week ago.
I haven't taken a lot of pictures the past few weeks and today was a great opportunity to get the camera out.
We took an apple for the deer. I am going to take some flowers there this week. My sweet cousin, Amy, sent me money for some and I haven't bought any yet. So Olivia will be getting a couple of bouquets. Plus, with Valentine's Day this week, both my girls are going to need flowers. We will hopefully be on our way to Utah Thursday (V Day), so Brinley may have to wait until we get back to Spokane to get hers.
Brinley wanted to ring her chimes. There is the apple for the deer by Olivia's marker.
Brinley isn't all that fond of going to see Olivia's grave. This Spring, I thought it would be nice to have picnics and things with Olivia, so that Brinley won't think that being there means we have to be sad.
Matt hasn't been in quite some time. I go pretty often. I'll proboably a lot more when the weather gets better. I am going to start looking at headstones as soon as we get back from Utah and are moved in...okay maybe not after I am all moved in, that could take months, even years. Brinley got a little sad and cold. I forgot to charge my camera battery and this was the last picture I took.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

Great picture of Matt and Brinley!

Josh and Betsie said...

I love seeing pictures of matt and brinley. You can tell how much he loves that little girl. It makes me want to cry. Have fun in Utah and give my family hugs please.

Karlene said...

Thanks for sharing your happy and sad moments with us. I hope that Brinley finds Oliva's grave to be a peaceful place someday.

tida6 said...

Sweet Pictures!
I am jealous that you get to go to Utah. I hope you have a safe trip!

The Call family said...

Arah, I LOVE your pictures! You truly have a way with the camera and it REALLY captures feeling behind just seeing their faces, etc....If you have a chance, would you mind taking some pictures of our family/kids while you are here? I would love it! You have an amazing talent! Can't wait to see you! Love ya!

janet said...

I love that you have the chimes so you always know where she is.. no matter how much snow you get! Have fun in Utah!

Rocia said...

thank you for sharing your sweet pictures. you are a great photographer arah. oh, i have a package for you that is extremely late and i need your new address. email me with it, rocia.lake@gmail.com

birdeeb said...

I like the apple & chimes idea. I like that you visit so often. This may sound weird, but I never have thought of anyone doing that. Arah I have to say you have really opened my eyes to a lot of things when it comes to losing a child...and you have helped me to understand how one grieves the loss of a loved one. I think it's great how you are open about it so that we all can learn!

Becky said...

You are an amazing family! I love these pictures- so sweet and loving, even though the circumstances are sad. I think about you all the time, and am so impressed with your strength and testimony. I am so grateful you are so open and allow us to share your grief. I feel so previleged to know you!

Becky said...

You are an amazing family! I love these pictures- so sweet and loving, even though the circumstances are sad. I think about you all the time, and am so impressed with your strength and testimony. I am so grateful you are so open and allow us to share your grief. I feel so previleged to know you!