Thursday, March 8, 2012

She Would Be Turning 17 Today

...but she's not here to celebrate.
Deep breath.
Though I am growing accustomed to this life without her physical presence, on certain days, it has not become easier. This is one of them.
 Happy Birthday, beautiful, sweet, sassy, spicy girl! How I miss you! How thankful I am that you were born to us. God bless you, dear heart. We celebrate YOU today.

14 comments:

Maggie May said...

Karen, happy day of birth for you and your beautiful souled ( and of face! ) Katie. Scrolling down through her pictures, I am in tears, knowing not what the loss feels like, but knowing what the love feels like, what it is- the mother love. I pray for Katie and for you and thank you for everything you share here about her.

Mary Potts said...

Sending hugs to you from Chicago. Yes, what a beautiful BEAUTIFUL shining light! Katie continues to live through you and your work, Karen. We can all see her.
xo

kell said...

Karen, strength to you today and all days. Thank you for your lovely comment, I'll be remembering you all today. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl.Take care.

Karen said...

Katie Love. What a beauty.

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy Birthday, dear, sweet Katie!!!

Angela & Adam said...

Woke up thinking of you all this morning! Happy Birthday Katie...

Robin Gaphni said...

Happy birthday to sweet Katie. May her memory be a blessing always!!
Love to all of you,

C said...

I can't even fathom the pain of her loss, and my heart goes out to your whole family. I can see how much you miss her, just think about the celebration going on in heaven in her honor today, i can picture the hugest party with every angel who has ever left here too soon. God bless you, and do not forget you WILL see your beautiful, brave sweetie pie again.

chris

Jim said...

Yes, this is the day to celebrate her life and the precious years you spent with her. Lovely post Karen.

Busy Bee Suz said...

*deep breath*
Yes, happy birthday to your sweet and sassy Katie. I know that the joyous reunion in the future will make up for all the missed days in the present.
XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Karen ~

Your pictures of Katie made me laugh through tears ~ so beautiful, full of pizzazz and personality! Wow, there is just so very much to miss. I am sorry.

Congratulations on your book ~ I am placing an order today and am looking forward to reading it. Your blog was a bright light for me when Caroline was in hospice, I am sure your book will be the same for so many others.

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Katie ~ you are in my thoughts an prayers.

Love, Carol (Caroline's mom)

(I am sorry this is a day late ~ I was away, and this is the first I've checked email since Wednesday night)

Robin said...

Karen, I don't know why this date didn't register with me but -- here I am, imagining you on THIS date 17 years ago, curled up with your beautiful new daughter. I don't think a girl could have been luckier in her parents and big brother. I am so thankful for the joy that she was in your life, and so very sorry for the sorrow of this week. Katie, you are loved and missed.

kario said...

I just wanted to let you know that I just posted my 'review' of the book on my blog. I was really touched by it.

Kay said...

I read this the other day and didn't/couldn't comment. I don't know if I'll ever fully understand all the why's of this thing we've both experienced. I know it's a rough time.

Happy birthday, sweet girl. : )