We spent a day in Maryland recently. It’s always so good to be with family. Nothing on earth can replace family ties. It was the first we were back since the funeral. The last time we visited was over Christmas, and Kierra was not feeling well at all. I’m still so glad we went that one last time in December! She got cuddled and held and rocked alot that day!
We almost went to the ER on the way home with her, but she seemed to rally again. After we got home, she spent alot of time in her delightful bed. She LOVED that bed, and her new bed set.Even if it was a bit big 🙂
I wasn’t planning on all these pictures, but I miss her so much, I just had to post them again 🙂 Please bear with me…
On this trip to Maryland, we had no Kierra to take with us, and while we missed her so much, there were sweet times, and little reminders of her all around us. She was in our hearts, so she couldn’t be too far away!
Meghan (my newest niece) had grown delightfully since I saw her last. She is a darling, squishable, blondie and looked like a peach in one of Kierra’s baby dresses!
I took some extra oxygen tubing and feeding tube extensions along for my nieces. They LOVE to play ‘Kierra’ with their dolls. They had their bed turned into a hospital in no time. They propped pillows their babies, dressed in Kierra’s outgrown clothes. Taped the extensions to their bellies, and had the time of their lives.
They had to even give them breathing treatments 🙂 with lots of little on lookers.
And give them bolus feeds 🙂
I even had fun. Opening the tubing, inserting the syringe, and feeding the babies 🙂 Something about flipping that clamp open felt so good again.
I remember sharing a hospital room with a patient who was in overnight, recovering from a minor surgery. The mom told the nurse that her daughter’s oxygen was still on. Being bored and maybe a bit nosy :), I peeked over on their side since our curtains weren’t shut. The child had no oxygen tubing on whatsoever. She only had the little pulse ox. monitor with that little red light attached yet. Yep, it was my amusement for the day! But seriously, I may have been in the same shoes years ago. If you never step foot into the medical world, you have no idea what simple oxygen tubing is.
Kierra gave my nieces more then happy cousin memories. She gave them a bit of medical knowledge as well. Maybe they can use it to bless another little child some day.
When part of Heaven lives in our hearts, it changes everything.
this earth gets very lonely.
sometimes nature is your best companion.
but when being with people is too much to bear, their love still burns in your heart.
Eventually, the sun bursts through, and God opens a window to heaven.
All we can do is worship our Loving Creator.Savior. Father.
He listens to our hearts. And hears our silent prayers when words aren’t enough.
I captured Kobe in a prayer outside.
He had just fallen and bumped his knee when I heard him whisper,all bent over, “Pray God. Make Kobe’s knee, ouchie……”(mumble incomprehensible words for this mommy) “Amen!”
and he jumped up and took off playing again.
I’m sure God understood him. Just as He understands my mixed up words at times.
Approach His throne BOLDLY, my friends! He is No Small God! And our stresses and heartaches do not overwhelm Him.