Emme was more than a mess at the pool today. I should begin by explaining that she is really proud of her bikini body and knows she looks good! After strutting her stuff around our little area at the pool, she decided to climb up onto the lounge chair all by herself. She worked really hard to get up there and didn't mind, at first, when her little legs fell through the chair slats. After my relentless picture taking and laughing she got mad and I had to help her out. Then, I wrapped a scarf around her head and she posed like a little J Lo. Just take a look!
At 2:00 am this morning, our sweet Mary Grace was welcomed to Heaven. We found out this afternoon that she had a large brain hemorrhage. Reid and I spent three precious hours holding our daughter tonight. The nurses wrapped a pink bow around her little head and we swaddled her in a soft pink elephant blanket. During those hours, we told Mary Grace how proud we were of her fight, how she fulfilled our dreams of one day having a daughter to call "Gracie," and we even took a little nap, snuggled together as a family. If we told her we loved her once, we told her a thousand times. We prayed over her and gave her back to the Lord. We miss her more than words can say. I feel like we were punched in the stomach today and left with the wind knocked out of our lungs. Its so hard to understand "why?" in all of this. Tonight when we left the hospital, Reid turned on this song by David Crowder Band and we listened to it on repeat the whole way home. Its the exact state of our
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