Meet Alice, the little butterfly that could. We found her at the Farmer's Market on Saturday and she lived all the way until Tuesday. She let Claire carry her everywhere. In fact, it really did seem like she wanted to be with Claire. Her favorite place to be was on Claire's shoulder.
She enjoyed a good book at bedtime.
She helped ease Claire's nerves when it was time to trim her nails.
She joined us at meals.
I told Claire that I had a lot of pictures of Alice, so we would always remember her. With tears in her eyes she said, "Mom, I wish you could put some magic on those pictures and make her alive again."
This was the best I could do.