Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Yesterday's flurry of letters was so that today could be for "L". Today would have been Lydia's 9th birthday. I do not mention our losses often because they are a very private part of me now. Lydia was born with Thanatophoric Dwarfism, a rare and fatal form of dwarfism. We found out early in my pregnancy but nothing truly prepares a parent for the loss of a child. The lessons Lydia taught us have forever changed who we are and how we do things.

L is also for the other Lydia in my life, my paternal grandmother. She was a knitter, gardener and one of the wisest women I have known. She died when I was 16.

Lynn is among my favorite "L" names. Hubster, 2 of our daughters, 2 of his sons and his eldest daughter all share a form of it as part of their names. It also happens to be one of my dearest friends in the world. Y'all know her as that blogless commenter. Hi Lynn!!

Love, Laughter, Longevity are among the words I hope will be used to describe me someday.



Blogger Dorothy said...

Thanks for sharing Lydia with us. I understand about not wanting to share really personal things on a blog, so this was special.

8/15/2007 12:03 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

How about the blubbering commenter right now. I haven't seen a pic of Lydia in a long time. She was so precious and now I'm crying so hard.....................

8/15/2007 10:03 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Aww sweetie. My thoughts are with you. I remember seeing that picture of Lydia some years ago, and it brought tears to my eyes again. So sweet and precious.

8/18/2007 9:46 PM  

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