Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Almost

As you all know this Sunday is the one year anniversary of Alivia's death. It's not an easy week (obviously) but it hasn't been an easy year either. There is a site called Wordle where you put in text and it makes a picture based on how many times each word appears so I put in all the tributes writen about Livi and made a picture









It's a little blurry in this copy but the real one looks great. But I love the way it looks and I'm going to print it out when I get my printer fixed.

20 Comments:

Blogger tines said...

Have been thinking of you friend. Praying for you today. xo

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today for some reason even though I thought you wouldn't write a blog entry until Sunday....Still sorry about the loss of Livi and praying that Monday will bring new beginnings for you that won't be marked by hard one year anniverseries.

Love,

Caroline

P.S. Love the Wordle!:)

3:54 PM  
Blogger Steph B. said...

We are still praying for you here in WV. Always on my heart, more so this week. Know that prayers are being said :)


Stephanie Bowman

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Emily,

I know no words can comfort - only the peace that passes understanding that Christ alone can give. You've been in my prayers so much lately, knowing the time of year that it is and knowing that words can't really help...but, this entry was really special because it was ALL ABOUT WORDS - and God is speaking them to you and gently and slowly healing those deep wounds. Praise God, our refuge and restorer. Lots of Love - Anya

6:25 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thinking of you all this week...

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful keepsake.

Lifting you up,
Maryann Plesnicher

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as you said last july 6....we are ujdone, and forever will be. love, mom

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats a great wordle picture Emily. Seeing Livi's name with words like love and remember were comforting to see.
You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
love,
Viv

10:03 AM  
Anonymous grande aunt lisa said...

Although we won't be with you this weekend, our hearts break with yours once again in remembrance of the saddest day. Hoping for another iota of healing for Emily & James, Dave & Gretch, and all of the Allens & Haugherys. Favorite cliche "One day at a time". Can't we just skip that day?

You're forever in our thoughts, Livi. And horribly missed :-(

Love yinz, Lisa

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your word art is perfectly fitting as a way to remember your precious Livi. Your words on this blog have brought your story into the lives of so many people, including those that don't even know you. And at so many moments all of us reading this blog and praying for you have been at an absolute loss for words to even express our sympathy for your family. For Livi's story words are extra meaningful.

always praying for peace and healing for your whole family.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You continue to honor Livi's life in such creative light. We have held you high in prayer as you approach Livi's anniversary - having been thinking of you daily for this past year. May you find some peace in a few quiet moments.

The Carroll Family

12:58 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Well you have touched hundreds of thousands with your words so your picture is perfect. I pray for a peaceful day Sunday for you and James, I'm sure Alivia will extend a giant hug from heaven.

Sheila

2:08 PM  
Blogger Jude & Kate's Mom said...

What popped out to me is "Emily will always love Livi." That is amazing...and so precious and sweet! We're standing in the gap with you, praying for you over this especially difficult time.

Love to you!
Julie, Dan, Jude & Kate

9:54 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

still praying for you all. especially this week.

Holly
PA

11:27 PM  
Blogger kingfamily said...

We are thinking of you and praying for you especially during this hard week.
Brandi :)

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James,
I am remembering with you this week. I always dread July in Alabama because the heat and humidity is suffocating and relentess. Now, it also carries a heaviness of grief that hovers like a hot and sticky summer day with memories of one year ago.

If I close my eyes I can imagine a cool breezy spring day with fresh air and flowers. Blossoms and babies and colors. Easter time. And the sweetness of a little girl whose mommy and daddy feel like the happiest and richest people in the world because they are. Then one day, everything changes. The trees and flowers and colors fade, the cool breeze turns into a hot wind. The sun is not so much bright as stifling. The air gets muggy and mean, sapping almost all of the energy needed to exist and leaving only that much. Summer and grief drag on together. It seems as if the heat is even melting through the body and burning to the heart and soul. Searing, melting, molding and shaping and re-shaping at the core. The seasons must be changing somewhere over yonder, I think Autumn and Winter and even Spring have come and gone by now, but if I open my eyes, it is July again or is it just July still? The memory, which never really left, comes around again and possibly with a vengence.

Satan seeks to steal, kill and destroy but he's losing his grip. He's doomed to a lake of burning sulfer (or a mid-July Alabama summer, whichever is worse. Thank God for Living Water - cool and refreshing and coming soon! No more sorrow or death or tears ever again? Now that's something to close my eyes and dream about.
Aunt Marcy

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to express words of comfort but feel only a great blankness. There are no words to describe the great loss still felt by those who love Livi. Still, love prevails, and what else is there but the love we have for each other ? Marmie

11:11 PM  
Blogger moriah said...

i have been thinking of you all this week....i pray that God will help you get through this weekend and the days ahead....keep leaning on HIM....miss you sweet livi
~moriah

1:15 AM  
Blogger Michelle L said...

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4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily,
I could go on and on about how happy Alivia is, how great Heaven is and how God's plan is perfect. But the bottom line is that although you know God is in control it still STINKS! And isn't fair! Praying for you.
-Sue F.

4:22 PM  

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