Friday, January 25, 2013

greatness comes in all forms

Well today Ailish would be turning 13.  Sadly she is forever 11.  I might like to be the person who finds glory and joy on where she is now but selfishly I still want her here with me.

Should you ever find pause on this January 25 or any in the future it will be due to the fact that true greatness was born on this day.  It didn't come in the form of an able body or in the form of someone who could spend hours espousing on the ways of the world with many an idea to fix what ails it, nor in the form of a literary genius.  Her greatness, as it does for some emanated from her just being.  Strength, endurance and courage along with a peace and tranquility were a part of her aura.  Whether those who came into contact with her knew it they were better off having met her and blessed for knowing her.

Greatness comes in all forms and in Ailish it came in a petite, smiling, quiet little girl.

To hold her in my arms, smelling her sweet scent, touching her soft skin is what my dreams are made of.
Thirteen years ago
NICU hairdo

11th and last birthday

Happy Birthday to me Happy Birthday to me Happy Birthday to Meeeee  Happy Birthday to me!!
Mmmm I really wish I ate cake!

So beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful girl!

Kimberley said...

Ailishs story is a testament to the power of quiet. Her gentle and sweet spirit touched and changed everyone she encountered. That sweet spirit is still with us, in every memory, photograph and video. Thank you for sharing these and your precious Ailish with us. Thinking of you. Lots of love. Kimberley