Our First Annual Lizy Day

I remember holding you when you were first born. SO delicate, so tiny. I had never held a baby so new from God before. My heart was filled with awe and amazement that you were mine. I held you so close that first night and you snuggled in my arms. Falling asleep to the beating of my heart. You enchanted me and made me yours.


Over the years you grew into a charming young lady and a friend. Your smile enchanted our hearts and brightened our days. Your desire to live righteously guided those around you. I have felt and continue to feel honored to call you daughter.


You loved your family and protected them, taught them, showed them a loving example. We will always hold wonderful memories of your laugh, your lizard tongue, our hikes, plays, games, and music together. You enriched our lives and will continue to not only enrich our lives, but the lives of many to come.


We love you so much, Lizy, and miss you terribly. Today was so hard, not being able to celebrate your 13th birthday with you, though I know you were with us in spirit. We laid flowers on your grave and celebrated all things pink – just for you! Thank you for blessing our lives and the lives of so many others.










Filed under Child loss, Children, Lizy, Memory, Parenting

11 responses to “Our First Annual Lizy Day

  1. Julie Seal

    You don’t know me but I am so saddened by your family’s sacrifice of losing this beautiful little girl. I hope that somehow when we suffer while witnessing someone else’s trial, it lightens that person’s burden a bit. That’s my hope for you. I pray that God lightens the load and that you are inspired with understanding, comfort and companionship of Lizy. Its good to see your family smile. šŸ™‚

  2. Karen

    Tears in my eyes reading this post. Love to you and your family, Julia.

  3. Liz

    Great idea to have an annual Lizy day. Still praying for you guys every day.

  4. Wendy

    I love that you made your own holiday, and turned something hard into something that was also a celebration. Hugs and prayers for you!

  5. Wonderful Merciful Savior

    What a wonderful blessing she was in your life! Isn’t it amazing how God can take something so terrible and turn it into beautiful!

  6. Jonesingafter40

    Like the first commenter, I am a stranger to you but must tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am amazed that you are able to write about this heartbreak while it is so fresh and raw. What a beautiful way to celebrate her birthday and share happy memories with all your children. May God continue to grant you peace, comfort and strength in the coming days.

  7. What a beautiful post Julia. It really is good to see photos of everyone smiling. Definitely rays of sunlight amid the rain šŸ™‚

  8. mcinsane

    Love the big sign outside your house! Love the smiles. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a wonderful way to honor your precious daughter!! Hugs…

  10. I keep thinking about you and your family. My niece is 12 days older than Lizy. My grandmom lost her oldest sister when she was 6 and Ethel was 7 (pneumonia-about 1909). I have to tell you, that near the end of my Grandmom Ruth’s life, she talked to Ethel again-this was 2000 and she was almost 97. That sure gives us faith that we will see our loved ones again…
    Hugs to you all.

  11. I should add that Mom mm Ruth was pretty much blind and bedridden.

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