Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Capture Your Grief-Day 9

CAPTURE YOUR GRIEF 2012 Photography Project 
Day 9: Special Places
October 9, 2012 ♥


Day 9. Special Place: This could be a place that you visit that brings you peace. Maybe it is a place that you went to when you were pregnant or where your child’s place of rest is.

There are lots of special places that remind me of Lily. Both places I went when I was pregnant with her and places I've gone after to do things in her honor.

The two places I chose for this photography project bring me much joy and peace. The top photo is of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where my hometown is. Lily is buried at the foothills of these mountains, next to her great-great-grandparents, great-grandfather, and great-aunt. There is truly no place as near and dear to my heart as Virginia because it truly feels like home. That is where most of my family lives and lots of special childhood memories were made. Whenever I am there, my soul breathes a sigh of relief and my spirit is revived! I knew there was nowhere else I would want Lily buried. Obviously her "special spot" where she is buried is very special to me. Now that she is there, Virginia is even more special to me. I live in North Carolina, so don't get to visit as much as I'd like.

The other place that reminds me of my Lily is North Carolina beaches. This bottom photo isn't very good quality as it was taken with my cell phone, but it was taken in October 2009, when I was pregnant with Lily. So, that makes it very special to me. She got to go to Topsail Island with me and I loved every minute of it! The beaches of North Carolina have always had a special place in my heart, but now even more so because I shared time with Lily there. It is another place that revives my spirits! I feel so close to Jesus when I'm at the beach and in the mountains and I am blessed to live close enough that I can visit both often!

North Carolina and Virginia were the two states where Lily lived during her short time on earth, so they will always hold a very special place in my heart.

We went to Philadelphia for Christmas 2009 when I was pregnant, so that is also special to me.

Another special place is the National Memorial for the Unborn where I got a brick paver for Lily in the garden dedicated to stillborn and miscarried babies.

My other special place is my blog where I can write about my girl, my love for her, and my grief. It is my sacred space where I share my heart and her legacy. It is an ongoing memorial and tribute to her LIFE.

By the way, today (October 9th) was the day three years ago that I found out Lily was for sure a GIRL! Missing my princess so much...going to watch the 3D/4D ultrasound DVD today.

-To see all of my photos from the photography project, click here.
-To share your own photos on the event page and to see the lovely photos others are sharing, click here.

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1 comment:

  1. I think these photos are priceless.. No one can ever take away those moments or places where we feel and remember our little ones!

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