Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My Easter Lily

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday falls this year on the Anniversary of Lily's burial - March 27th.

That date will forever remain etched on my heart as the one that at 20-years-old, I had to leave my precious daughter in the ground in Virginia in a tiny white box, placed inside a Moses Basket. I watched as it was showered with tears, rose and lily petals, and dirt. I knew then that that I'd miss her the rest of my life.

When I realized this date coincides this year with Easter, I got chills! And apparently this is the only Easter that will fall on this date for the rest of my life, until the year 2157. That makes this year very special :)

There is beauty in March 27th! Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of Jesus means even though Lily is asleep to this world right now, she is forever alive in Him. And even though March 27th will always hold painful memories for me on Earth, I know that one day, He will erase those memories, her death, and my sorrow.

"Death's funeral is coming." -Camille Cates

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there by mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." -Revelation 21:4

This is Lily's new Easter flag, from my friend Stacy who sent it for Lily's birthday. Thanks Bumma and Aunt Nana for placing it at Lily's spot and sending these photos.

I sure wish I was putting together an Easter basket for a 6-year-old girl. 

I have a mini Christmas tree for Lily and this year I found a cute "Easter tree" at Target One Spot.

A few other March posts you may be interested in reading:

-The Master's Fingerprint (the Day of Lily's Burial)
-Days Nobody Remembers
-The Last Time I Saw Her
-One Last Kiss...For Now
-Taking Her Home
-In Honor of You (Lily's Celebration of Life Service)


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