Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Katie

Yesterday we celebrated Katie's third birthday. 
 We celebrated with chocolate malts (what I craved when I was pregnant with her,) an orchid (I found one with three blossoms!) and a boat.

We made a little boat out of sticks and covered it with wild flowers.  
Well, Golden Rod was all we could find.

Watching the boat slowly float away brought us back to the moment when we had to let go of one of our biggest loves, Katie Joy, as she drifted out of our lives.  It is an awful, deeply painful, and frightening experience. 

 But it is fragranted with hope.

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."


  1. thanks for sharing your heart and your katie with me on this page. such a beautiful way to remember her sweetness ... through words and photos! love you lauren!!

  2. Lauren,

    There are so many things this post made me think... you are filled with the Spirit... it's unfair that we live in a fallen world... you (and the rest of your family) are so beautiful... sadness... joy that she's with the Lord... I know I'm a better person for knowing you. Thank you for being so transparent and being my friend.

    I love you!

  3. i love your family. you all are so beautiful, unique, and thoughtful. the photos are gorgeous...just like your hearts.