Friday, February 22, 2013

A very, very special picture...

Wow... I have not posted in a really long time!  Needless to say, things get a little hectic with a new baby and you just can't find the time to do things that you use to.

Well first and foremost, I would like to introduce you to McKinley's little sister, Rylee Lane Howard.  She was born on November 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm.  She was 9 lbs 4 oz and 21 inches long.



Here is a more recent picture, taken yesterday.


She has brought us more joy than we could have ever imagined.  She has also brought a lot of healing to our souls.

The other reason I wanted to write a post on McKinley's blog was to show you a picture.  Most likely one of the sweetest picture I will ever see in my life.

To give you a bit of the background of it...  When McKinley was born, my parents and Matt's parents found these little white stuffed puppy dogs.  We wanted McKinley to have something to take with her.  It was placed with her in the bassinet in the hospital and also laid beside her in her casket.  We all got one for ourselves as well.

Last night Matt and I were at his parents house visiting and Rylee decided she wanted to fuss!  It was just one of those fussy times of the day. All I could hear was crying while preparing her bottle.  The next thing I hear was complete silence as Matt was walking into where I was to show me this picture.  Matt's mom was trying to console her and decided to show her McKinley's puppy.  I will let the picture do the rest of the talking...


I should add that yesterday, when this occurred, was McKinley's due date...

I will treasure this picture for as long as I live...



4 comments:

Trisha said...

Ooh Kalee! So many tears...

Still Playing School said...

What a special moment between your girls!

KatieMGreen said...

Precious.

Julie Tiemann said...

That. Is. Beautiful. Beyond words. Love the connection that sisters have!