Monday, March 26, 2007

Snippets of a short life

When Elijah was born, he smelled like vanilla and cedar - I am absolutely serious, and could easily find 2 or 3 NICU nurses to back me up.
He looked like a little doll, but Daddy thought he looked like a little bush baby, because his eyes were so very big and wide open.
His sucking would improve when I sang to him in spanish. I only know three songs in spanish - and by the end of his three weeks in the NICU, everyone else knew those songs just as well.

I'm missing him so much right now. I can almost smell him.

Elijah, 5 days old
bo·dhi·satt·va (bō'dĭ-sŭt'və) n. Buddhism.
An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others.


Lin said...

Beautifully cherished memories of a spectacularly beautiful little boy. xoxoxoxoxoxo

mamadaisy said...

such a precious life. my heart just aches for you.

Mary Ann said...

And the wisdom of the ages shines through those knowing eyes. My thoughts are with you always but especially this week.

chris said...

Such a stunningly beautiful baby. And he does look wise beyond his age.

Sending my thoughts out to you.

Elizabeth said...

Oh honey, I'm blinking back tears as I type this. What a beautiful, precious face he had, I can't even imagine the depth of your feelings of loss. Thank you for sharing him with us, I'm thinking about you.

pinkmoon said...

Thank you for sharing your heartache and I'm sorry for your loss. I know the life of NICU I've been there twice.

cnjwbd said...

hey babe, my heart is with you, as always.

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That is the single cutest baby picture I have ever seen.