A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.

For a brief moment it's glory and beauty belong to our world.

But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky just to have seen it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sisters playing.....This photo is taken in Edmonton in the fall of 2009, before Nalah had her tummy surgery and received her G-tube/Nissen. Nalah grew by leaps and bounds after her tummy surgery...she is quite small here, but large in personality and spirit. Karis is trying to be in charge of Nalah's medical needs (which was not allowed, but we let her copy along with her dolly). Here, Karis is preparing to give dolly sterile water. We gave Nalah clear fluids through her tube to keep her hydrated, and boiled her water every day. I miss those days. That routine. Those responsibilities. Caring for Nalah was something I truly enjoyed. My greatest joy, however, was seeing my girls together. Playing, interacting, bonding,  loving each other. I will always treasure moments like these. 

One of my favourite photos of my girl. Nalah was simply sweet. Always sweet. A joy to spend my days with. I loved holding her right here, on my left side, close to my heart. Nalah always preferred being held by my heart too. Nalah would fuss if we tried to do things differently, and hold her on my left. Nalah liked being close to my heartbeat. She still is.