Saturday, April 30, 2011

   We are so appreciative of all the love, prayers, and support over the past few months. It's been such an overwhelming journey. We're expecting to have Paxton home early next week (Monday) if all continues to go well. He's back to birth weight and eating on his own like a champ. We miss his sister so much, but truly believe her story isn't finished yet. 

All tuckered out after eating
The graveside service went well on Thursday and we so appreciated all of those who came to the gathering at the funeral home and/or service. Apparently, it was a pretty big turnout for an infant... but honestly, i'm not surprised. She had quite the legacy for such a short little life! It was a beautiful day with a cool breeze, and the butterflies joined us as our minister focused on the beauty of Heaven. Carys' earthly body was laid to rest in a very peaceful spot, overlooking a little wooded valley. The grave faces the east and when the sun rises, it shines through the trees to her grave. We know that place is for us, not her. I can only imagine the wonders her little eyes are seeing in Heaven!!

After the graveside service, we went back to the hospital to be with Paxton. I'm still amazed at God's presence and peace. We're still heartbroken and missing our daughter, but now that the storm is beginning to calm down, we feel like it's ok to move on. Even so, I don't feel like we're leaving her behind. As I said before, I really don't believe Carys' story is finished yet. We're moving on, but we're taking her with us. She has made such an incredible impact on us and so many others that our lives will be forever changed and every part of our future will be affected by her presence in this world. We will always miss her here, and we will always be amazed by her and what God has given us through her. She truly has been our little miracle and we are so grateful for the opportunity to have her in our lives. God is so good!!


Scottiann said...

The service was as beautiful as Carys! Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

Lewis & Ruthie said...

Aaron & Keri,
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful little Carys with all of us. I loved all the pictures they were so precious. You and Aaron take care and try to get some rest, we love all of you.

Andrea said...

"We're moving on but we're taking her with us." I love it.