Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy 4 Month Birthday P


It's crazy to think that our little P would be 4 months old today. I was looking back through our wedding slideshow pictures, and I found a few of myself when I was 4 months. Preslie looked a lot like me as a baby, and I have done nothing but try to imagine what she would look like today. Would she still have a lot of hair? What color would her eyes be? Would they still be blue or brown? Would she be able to roll over by herself now, or sit up? So many wonders of what our precious baby would look like and be doing. We only wish we would actually be able to see and know. One day though....Happy 4 Month Birthday our daring Preslie.

Dear Preslie,

Happy 4 Month birthday! It is amazing how the time has crawled, and yet flown at the same time since you have gone to heaven. Your daddy and I laid in bed this morning, and talked about what you would be doing today. We wish so badly that you were here with us today, but we know that Heavenly Father has a bigger and greater purpose for you up there. You have touched and changed so many lives already Preslie, and we know you will continue to touch others as they learn all about you. Your Grandma Sue is getting her Patriarchl blessing soon, and has thrown herself into the service of others. Your Grandma Mary has made a complete life change for you Preslie, and she looks incredible. Just look at the impact you have made on your Grandmas. How proud you must be to look down and see the greatness they are doing. Your daddy and I have met many of your friends parents Preslie, and it has been so healing to know that one day we won't feel the sadness and pain we do now. We know that you are sharing your story up in heaven with your friends, as we are doing here on earth. Please know that we love you so much, and there isn't a day that goes by where we don't think of you and want you here. We are so so grateful that we were able to have you as long as we did. How short those 9 months were! I would have carried you forever! We got a kitty last month named Chewy. He is very fiesty and adventurous. We like to think that you would have been that way too. We know that you would have loved him. We think that he was born around the same time that you were, so we are going to celebrate his little birthday today too! Thank you for blessing us Preslie with your spirit, and for letting me feel what true joy and happiness is. I promise you that one day I will feel that joy and happiness again. Please continue to peek in at us every so often, and know that your Mommy and Daddy love you. You are beautiful inside and out. Don't be too sad, we will see you again soon. We love you! Love, Mommy

11 comments:

Courtney and Jason said...

What a beautiful letter to Miss Preslie. I know she is looking down on both of you today filled with love and joy.

*hugs*

Anonymous said...

I love you all so much, what a wonderful tribute to Preslie, my first and most beautiful grandchild

J&E said...

That is beautiful Rylie. Happy 4 Month beautiful Preslie Quinn, you have greatly touched my life as well. Lots of love to you 3.
Love,
Erin

Ann said...

You are the best mommy ever. I hope she knows that she is touching our lives as well and we are learning so much from her and her wonderful parents. I don't know how to tell you enough how much of an example you are to me. I love the new picture and header.

Jenny and Kelsey said...

Cute blog! Everyone is taking my idea to change their blog layout...I'm a trend setter! jk We love you, Chris and little Preslie! She has truly changed so many lives through the both of you.

Brittanie said...

Happy 4 months Preslie!

Those month markers are so hard. But each one gets...easier. I have so often wondered the same thing, what would Cora look like today? I makes me look forward that time down the road when we get to experience all of those things with our babies!

(hugs)

Brandon and Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Preslie! Love you guys.

Aubreydoll said...

What a beautiful letter to your precious little Preslie! You're such a wonderful mother and so blessed to have your little angel as a daughter.
I rememeber when you first put that picture up of you forming the heart over your stomach and it was so touching then, but now what a blessing it is for you to have it. We love you guys so much and wish there was more we could do for you!

The Morgans said...

I never know what to write. I know that none of the words that I pick would ever do justice to the way I feel. You write so well, so articulate and I am grateful that you allow everyone to have a glimpse at what you are going through. The love that you have for Preslie is so beautiful. I don't think there is a time that I have read any of your posts in the last four months that I have been able to finish without crying. I love you, Chris and Preslie. I am so grateful for you and your friendship. Thank you for sharing this letter to Preslie, it is beautiful.

Michelle said...

my heart, prayers and love are with you both at this anniversary. Some anniversaries bring such joy and rejoicing, while others are harder to get through. You seem to be doing alright, considering...and I know you are strong. But know there are prayers and love for your family from way over West!:) We know your sweet Preslie is not far away and visits often. She is working hard at 'home' preparing a place for her family! You guys are strong and amazing! Happy 4 months sweet sweet Preslie!

Anonymous said...

I love thhe three of you so much and we will all be together once again. grandma Sue