Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Final Goodbye

It's taken me a year to finally ask my friend Molly for these pictures. 

These are the very last moments that we had with Joshua. 

Looking at these brings back the smell of his body, the feeling of his cold skin and feathery soft hair.

I remember his beautiful long fingers.

I'm reminded of how he looked in the onsie that I picked out for him 
when we first found out about his heart.

Oh how he loved his snugglie-
Something I slept with for a week before Joshua was born 
so he could smell me when I was away.

The love that surrounded us that day was palpable. 

The sadness overshadowed by innocence and God's promises. 

Saying goodbye was the hardest thing we have ever had to do.


A Daft Scots Lass said...

Gosh. That was an emotional post indeed.

BlessedMommy said...

Oh, how I miss him, Jill. Love you.


Erin said...

I've been thinking about you and Joshua all week. Beautiful post. ((((HUGS))))

kirsten said...

We had the same stuffed giraffe for Ewan!! Thanks for sharing these -- they are beautiful.

Lis said...

Love n Prayers Jill. This is a beautiful post and I can see how much love was in that room. Today is 1wk since my great nephew went back to Heaven. RIP Joshua & Cayden.

Mandie Hamrick said...

These took my breath away. Hugs to you and yours.

Robin said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful son with us. What a blessing he is.

The Cox Family said...

Thank you for sharing these precious photos with us. ((hugs)) Love and prayers!

tlpbaby said...

I have been thinking about you and you family this week along with another family who lost their little boy around the same time Joshua passed away. I have a lot of respect for you and one of the many things I have learned is to hold my loved ones closer and to keep letting them know I love them. You are an amazing person. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives.

Amy said...

Such beautiful pictures. They speak volumes of the love that everyone had for Joshua. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Auntie M said...

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Sending you usual.

Stephanie, Daughter of the Risen King said...

Wow. It seems like yesterday yet I am stunned by the details that I never thought I would forget.

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