Monday, July 9, 2012

A Shared Love of Roses and Lilies

A couple weeks ago, I visited my friend Alyssa at the hospital. She had been on bedrest there for weeks and since then, is now on bedrest at home. She's waiting for her precious bundle of love to arrive healthy and happy.

No matter how much time passes, it always takes my breath away to be on a labor and delivery floor. Even though she was in a different hospital than where Lily was born, it's still L&D. This hospital is actually closer to my home and is where I went for my very first prenatal appointment, before I started seeing my doctor who delivered Lily. Being there brought back different emotions.

Pray that all goes well for Alyssa and her husband Kendrick as they await the arrival of their sweet girl, Olivia Rose. Yep, that's right, she shares my middle name! I'd like to think that gives us a special connection. ;) They lost their daughter Liliana Michelle (or Lily) in spring 2011. So we share the love of roses and lilies. Isn't that sweet? Olivia is getting a beautiful mural painted in her nursery, which includes roses and lilies on the wall! I am always beyond thrilled for my friends who go on to have their rainbow babies.

Can't wait to meet you, little Olivia Rose! I'm sure your big sister Lily and my Lily are smiling down from Heaven.

How adorable can she be? :)



  1. I'm so glad you a great visit with your friend. How sweet to have both of your daughters share the name Lily and then also have sweet Olivia share your middle name. :) That makes me smile. I will most definitely keep Alyssa and Kendrick and their sweet Olivia in my prayers.

  2. Praying for them as they welcome their rainbow baby soon.

  3. SO sweet the connections you share. It is so very loving of you to rejoice with those that rejoice just as you mourn with those that mourn.

  4. Hannah, this is brought tears to my eyes!


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