I know that many of you will remember me sharing Luke & Tracy’s story last July and precious Baby Liam’s birthday this day one year ago today. The sweet little man was born on his Mommy’s birthday and is celebrating his 1st birthday in heaven today. He sends reminders all the time that he’s still here. During this session, he was a playful little white butterfly flitting around as we were taking photos…so playful & happy. I could almost hear his little giggle as Mommy and Daddy reached down to play with him and he would flit close and then away quickly. I knew it was him and my other sweet NILMDTS babies when the back yard at the studio was filled with the biggest, most amazing, vibrant dragonflies a few nights ago. Or when I’m feeling down and one of the baby toys go off on it’s own these are reminders that I have little angels around me. I’m so very thankful for Liam and his precious life.
Luke and Tracy are now pregnant with not one but two rainbow babies, a boy and a girl! “Rainbow Babies” is a term for the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope. Luke and Tracy have been through quite the storm over the past year and a half. They have displayed such amazing strength and their love has grown stronger for each other, I can see it in their eyes and in their embrace. Luke and Tracy are such amazing parents & these sweet babies are so lucky to be able to call such special people Mommy & Daddy!!!
Congrats, Luke & Tracy! I can not wait to see your sweet little ones!
Here is a little poem I wrote for Luke & Tracy. From my heart. I ♥ you guys!
Now I Lay me down to sleep,
as I lie and quietly weep,
night after night, day after day,
it is for strength I pray.
My heart feels empty, I am blue,
for I’m longing to be with you.
In my heart you’ve always been,
I await the moment I hold you again.
You remain my precious boy,
my heavenly boy.
8/4/2012 Julie MayRee Oliver
Happy Birthday, little man!
I love you! Please enjoy a piece of cake in heaven for Ms. Julie today!! ♥