Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Laurie Ann

Today, May 6th is my daughter Laurie Ann's birthday. She would be 16 today. Here are a few pictures of her.

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This is in Washington in our front yard. I loved the Azalea bushes that were there and so did Laurie Ann. She loved flowers. And bugs. Anything to do with nature!

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Easter, 1995. Laurie left us on May 31st, 1995.

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With Grandpa Grant in Colorado. Grandpa loved to garden and Laurie loved to harvest! They made a good team! I like to imagine that they get to enjoy lots of time together now!

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I love this picture because it shows how light her eyes were.

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The blanket really belonged to Erika. But Laurie bonded with it and Erika let her have it. It was Laurie's prized possession!

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This was taken in Colorado. I love the love that is evident in this picture!

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Water fun! (love that Laurie didn't have a diaper on! Cute little butt cheeks!)

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The girls loved to play outside together (this is in Washington)

(just a few more. . .although I have a LOT more that i could share.)

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Christmas 1994 (I love this pic)

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Laurie's birthday is May 6th. Here she is turning 2. We celebrated Carlie's and Laurie's birthdays together (Carlie's is May 5th). 25 days later (on May 31st) . . .Laurie left us.

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Here's the birthday girls! Laurie LOVED her cake!!! Ask Carlie about the cat. It's a VERY funny story!

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Carlie and Laurie having fun in the forest.

Thanks for looking. It's emotional for me, but also very therapeutic to be able to share. So thanks for helping me "heal"!!

6 comments:

  1. Patti, she's beautiful. :o)

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  2. I love that little girl. Thank you for sharing pictures. I love you, Patti. You are a great example to me.

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  3. She is so beautiful thanks for sharing!! I love looking into those beautiful eyes they are so pure...brings back a rush of emotions and thoughts...thanks so much for sharing!!

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  4. I can't believe that she would be sixteen! That is so crazy. I just love you! She's such a pretty little girl. Doesn't it make you happy to know of the plan of salvation and that you will see Laurie Ann again someday?
    Cute, cute pictures. I miss you and your family!

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  5. Thanks for posting pics of that beautiful girl. That brought back a lot of memories for me. Do you remember when you were visiting our house once and we weren't very good at letting Laurie Ann sleep? We were so naughty! We would go in there, not trying to, but hoping to wake her up. Then when she did, we'd be so excited to hold her. Now that I'm a mom, I know how frustrating that probably was. haha, sorry. :) I can't wait to see you in June!

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  6. My goodness Patti, she's so darling. This must have been a difficult post to say the least for you. Thank you for sharing something so personal. So precious.

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