Monday, July 14, 2008

A Tender Moment of Confirmation with Taryn

I was blessed to be pregnant again just 6 short months following DeLanee's death. Taryn joined our family in May, 2005. She and DeLanee would be just 16 months apart. I will forever remember my sweetest moment with Taryn. When she was just a few weeks old (too young to smile on cue yet), I was nursing her in the middle of the night. When she was finished, she was staring up at me with these serious dark eyes. She always seemed so serious - in fact, I was beginning to wonder if she would always take life so seriously. (The picture below is a pretty accurate picture of what her face always looked like.)

It was then that I began to talk to her about her sister. The second I mentioned the name "DeLanee", her face absolutely lit up! A smile spread across her face and her eyes twinkled! I knew that the memory of her sister had not yet left her mind and the veil, although thin, had not yet been lifted. I realized I was rocking an angel sent to me straight from heaven where she had lived and just said goodbye to her sister. I couldn't help the tears that flowed. I felt so very blessed for Taryn and her little way of telling me what I believe is true, that our Savior and DeLanee live again and send they're love to me through her confirming smile.


3 comments:

bekki said...

Thanks for the cry. I remember when you had your sweet baby. She is so beautiful I love her little features. But then I have a soft sopt for preemies. She reminds me of my twins when they were born so little. You are amazing Becky.

Court & Julie and kids said...

Oh Becky, I am so glad you found me so that I have now found you. I hope you don't mind me "spying" in on you and your family from now on. Thank you for sharing DeLanee's story. You are such an amazing woman and mother. I still remember sitting with you at PPA, and I was so amazed by your strength even then. I will always feel a special closeness with you and DeLanee because of my Delainee.

Erika said...

I cried so much after reading your story and my sister and I think this is something would like to get involved in. Just in case you don't remember me-I met you at the scrapbook store-Erika. What and inspiring story! I will be in touch to see what I can do to help.