Saturday, January 12, 2013


Yesterday, January 11, 2013, was the 2 year date for this little doll. Sully, my amazing friend Jamie's little boy, left this life while taking a nap. No matter how many times you say that, type it or think it, it NEVER gets easy. You almost always feel like you could maybe possibly throw up a little bit.  Or a lot.  Sully, you are missed. I look at your pic at my desk every day.
Sully Sunshine
this moment in my life, captured by the amazing nurses that cared for us,  will forever be etched in the corners of my mind. I had a really hard time looking at baby Jack that night. It must've been shock. It all seemed like such a horrific dream...maybe if I look away for a minute, I will look back down and he will be ALIVE. This is all just fake.
But there was never any denial that I felt cradled in the Lord's arms. People don't understand how I could still believe in a God that would allow the death of our fully developed, perfectly whole, 40 week, 6 day babe...but until you've lived it....just....well, endured it...this loss, the Lord's presence...don't knock it.
I miss you so very much, Jack Oliver.
I praise the Lord for the gift of your precious life and I always will.

Jack had the most perfect little head and face.  Forever perfect.
It hurts to look at this picture but I needed to put him on here again.
Precious darling boy.


(the kid on the show the kids are watching is named, of course, Jack. Everyone keeps saying Jack. a lot. Sometimes I just feel so gipped that we don't get to yell his name at him...."Jack Oliver, get over here right now. Jack, don't touch that. Jackkkkk, stay outta the mud. Jack, don't mess with your brother's Legos. Jack, pick up your dirty clothes. man. what a great little name. missing our boy tonight.)


Beckisue said...

Oh, Laurie! I don't think I had ever realized that Jack was born at 40 weeks and 6 days. That is when Drew was born. I am so thankful the Lord let me keep my baby boy but my heart aches that you didn't get to. I don't know what to say besides I love you and thank you for being so vulnerable for us.

Tesha said...

I seem to hear Jonathan all the time also. Oh how I love to hear and say his name as much as you do Jack's. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us You are a blessing to many..ME:)

Jamie said...

Thank you for remembering my boy. It means the world to me. 2 years. 2 YEARS. TWO YEARS! How is that even possible?