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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Eve of October 4th




It's here once again. The day that should be joyful but isn't

Tomorrow is my twins birthday and the day that Corinne took her last breath. It's the day to celebrate Kaitlyn's life and how well she's doing. It's the day that I hope I don't cry.

2 years ago tonight my labor contracts started in earnest and this time they couldn't be stopped.

Happy Birthday Kaitlyn! Happy Birthday Corinne! We know that you are watching down on your little sister and watching out for her. Kaitlyn misses you. We miss you.
The stones above were made in honor of our girls by my mother in law, Markie and are at their summer home in Western NY. Thank you Markie, they are beautiful.

17 comments:

abby said...

Big hugs to you, Liz. And happy birthday, beautiful twin girls! I know that Corinne is out there watching over all of you.

Hechung said...

Many many hugs go out to you. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. I have been so touched and blessed to read about you guys.

Happy Happy Birthday to Corinne and Kaitlyn!

(BTW I love that pic of Kaitlyn. She looks so pretty - love the smile and her dress too!)

Sarah Furlough said...

Happy birthday, Corinne and Kaitlyn! I am thinking of you today, Liz and hoping you can celebrate both of your girls today!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday to you Miss Kaitlyn and to her Angel sister Corinne! We are thinking of your whole family on this emotional day.

Kristin

Billie said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Kaitlyn and Corinne!

Liz, I have been thinking about you all week, and am feeling weepy on your behalf today. I still have a terrible time at the anniversary of my girls' birth, and they both lived, so I cannot imagine how it must be for you. I wish you had gotten a chance to know Corinne. I am sorry for all of the heartache you have had to endure. I wish there was something I could say or do to support you. I hope it helps in some small way to know that there are people out here in the world who have been touched by you and your story, and that you have helped me personally to take time to count my blessings during the terribly hard times.

Although I cannot understand your grief in losing a child, I do understand the grief of being robbed of the experience of a normal pregnancy, delivery, and raising twins who walk and talk, play together, and EAT. It is very very difficult, and I don't think anyone can possibly understand if they haven't experienced it.

I don't know if it helps to say that you are doing a great job. People tell me that all the time, but I have many days when I still don't feel like it! But, for what it's worth, you are doing a GREAT job, and I sincerely admire your dedication. I also appreciate all of the blood, sweat, and tears that you have put into helping Kaitlyn get as far as she has. You are an incredible, loving mother and I am glad to know you.

Much love,
Billie

hallegracesmama said...

Happy birthday Corinne and Kaitlyn! I hope you find some joy today, despite the pain that you feel. You are doing a fabulous job raising Kaitlyn, and are undoubtedly one of the most devoted mothers ever!

Keith & Sarah Milligan said...

Happy birthday to your two beautiful girls! :)

and big hugs to you, Liz.

Jenny said...

Big hugs Liz!!!

Happy birthday Kaiti and Corrine :) Liz, I pray for you every day and so does Bekah, I hope you have a wonderful day today.

BusyLizzyMom said...

LLz,
Thinking of you today. It is so unfortunate that you are unable to enjoy today as you should as a family with twin girls. This is a day that should be filled with fun and laughter instead of tears and sorrow, I am sorry that you have had to go through so much.
Sending hugs your way.
Angi and Elizabeth

skeybunny said...

Happy birthday to Kaitlyn and Angel Corine--I've been thinking about you on this bittersweet day. The stepping stones your MIL made are beautiful--what a thoughtful gift.

Hugs,
Sarah (mom to Evan, 2 yrs old, CHARGE Syndrome)

Shannon and Carey said...

Happy Birthday to you Kaitlyn and Corinne. Liz, we are all thinking of you and your family.
Shannon in Austin

Sarah said...

My thoughts, both happy and sad, are with you today. Joy at what a miracle one daughter is, and sadness that the other is an angel. But Kaitlyn is a very lucky girl - she has an angel just for her. Oh, how bittersweet this day must be for you! Our love is with you.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday-- what a day of powerful emotions-- both happy and sad. i hope you take much comfort in knowing that corrine is watching over all of you and kaitlyn has made so many steps under your love and care. your openess in sharing your experiences has been healing for so many people, but i hope it has been most healing for you. thank you, nandini

Anonymous said...

We love you Corrine and Kaitlyn. Happy birthday. Liz, you are such an amazing mother. The girls are lucky to call you mommmy. Love, Whitney

Kristin said...

Dear Liz, Brian, Miss K and our Angel Miss C...

After talking to you earlier in the week Liz, and all day Thursday, I've been thinking non stop of all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and soon, I promise, this day will come with smiles and tears of happy and the twinge will lessen. It will never go away, but it will be more bearable as the years go on.

Little Miss K.. Happy 2! I heard you talking and you're doing wonderful! Remember your sister is watching and cheering you on just as we all are.

Dear Angel, watch over your sister and know that you are loved and missed and that the world is not the same without you.

Lots of hugs to all of you, and we're sending lots of love and wishes and I even have my eyes crossed, Liz. :-)

Laura Gilmour said...

I enjoy reading your blog and following Kaitlyn's progress. On my website I have a links page for "special kids" I added your triplet's names as
Kaitlyn, ^Corinne^ and ^Triplet^ as your incredible story inspired me.

May Kaitlyn continue to grown and progress, and may her siblings watch over her.

Melissa said...

Hey Liz, Us again. Just wanted to let you know I dropped Caitlin out from the stroller yesterday so it can happen to anyone!!! We are taking her to the dentist tomorrow to make sure all her moth is ok
just thought I would let you know that it happens to everyone ;0)!!!