Olivia Marie

The last week has been one of the longest and hardest weeks of my life.  My sister gave birth to a still born baby girl named Olivia Marie last Friday.  I was the first at the hospital with her, which resulted in me having to tell everyone in our family. Our little niece was beautiful. She was a tiny little peanut.  She was precious.

The last week has in someways gone by so slowly, but I found myself not realizing it was already Thursday when I returned to work today.  We have spent much of our time with my sister and her husband, trying to be there for them as much as we can.  Even though I have had three miscarriages in the past, I can’t even begin to fathom the pain that my sister is going through.  I really wish there was something more I could do for her.

We buried little Olivia yesterday, and as hard as it was to stand there and look at her pictures through the tears, I’m grateful for the closure of it all, and the chance to now move forward one day at a time.  We have a lot to be thankful for even in the wake of this tragedy.  My sister could have lost her life due to the complications during the delivery last week, and she is here, and doing well.  She is also still able to have children, so I know that in the future, there will be another little peanut coming to help her heal.

Rest in peace, Olivia Marie.  You left everyone here too soon, but you were definitely loved by many.

“There is no footprint too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”

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