"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday (a day late) to Carly!!

Happy Birthday Carly!

Only a day late in blogging about it. I wasn't feeling too well, therefore no blogging yesterday. I did edit pictures very late last night. It was after midnight and I figured I may as well wait on the whole darn thing!

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I can not believe that our little gal turned 8 years old!! Although, there are times that I feel she is much older. Given all she has been through during her first 4.5 years of life.

We had a quiet, small little birthday party for Carly. Just our family of 5 and my parents. Simple, but sweet. Carly prefers smaller gatherings anyway. We've decided that we will give her a big ole birthday bash in 2 years. When she's 10. That's not very far off. Yikes!

The collage above is made up of birthday pictures, of course ;o) . Carly and her favorite, Ashleigh (who left today, to go back to her life in Kalamazoo). In one of the pictures, Carly is showing us how old she is. She is trying very hard to master 8. That darn left hand/fingers just don't cooperate for very long.

Carly is having quite a hard time tonight. She is already missing "sissy". She wants her back home. We told her that sissy went back to her house. That was the wrong thing to tell Carly. She had a livid fit. Wish us luck the next few days, while Carly goes through "sissy" withdrawals!

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Happy 8th Birthday Carly!! Looks like you had a great day.

my family said...

Poor Carly... Happy 8th birthday sweet girl

Adrienne said...

Happy Birthday Carly!! She looks so sweet!!

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Carley... love the braids!!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Carly!!!

Sasha said...

Happy Birthday Carly. Hope you had a great day. I will have to catch up on all that is happening with your blog.:)

Tina said...

A very very happy birthday to your sweet "big" girl. I hope she had a wonderful day, more presents so soon after Christmas, that must have brought a smile to her face! I hope she adjusts to life without sissy really soon. Poor thing it must be hard for her.

The VW's said...

Happy Birthday Carly!!! You are such a beautiful and amazing girl! Sorry you are having to miss your sissy!

Lacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet girl!!
I'm so sorry that your sissy lives so far away :(

Tausha said...

Happy Birthday Carly!!!! I am sorry you are missing sissy. I hope she is able to come home and visit soon!!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday! Hope Carly is feeling better soon!

Ria said...

Happy 8th Birthday Carly!!

Michelle said...

Sorry for being late; but a very happy belated birthday to Carly!