1, 2, 3

Planning Anna's birthday

October 17, 2013

Anna was so proud of herself. She sat in the backseat and read aloud while we traveled to our destination. It was our “date night” and we were both very excited to be alone together ~ we had a birthday to plan and milkshakes to drink.

1, 2, 3  ~ I am happy!

She flipped the page and continued,

4, 5, 6 ~  I am happy! 

I could hear another flip of her Hello Kitty notepad that she loved to carry in her purse.

7, 8, 9 ~ I am happy! 

I remember thinking how old she was getting (almost 7), writing words all by herself and reading her poem to me.

10 ~ I am happy!

When I close my eyes I can still hear her ~ it’s as though she is sitting next to me whispering in my ear. The sound of her sweet voice saying how happy she was and is now in Heaven.

1, 2, 3 ~ I miss you Anna!

Poem by Anna Dieter-Eckerdt Ring by Lisa Leonard Designs

6 thoughts on “1, 2, 3

  1. Such a beautiful picture! I have been hesitant to ever reply, as I don’t know you well, and this is such a personal blog, and I am awkward at actually knowing what to say. But I follow it, and my heart aches for you and Tom, and I pray for you both. I think you are so amazing and so strong. I don’t know if I could be that strong. Just know that there are many of us who are silently praying for you and loving and admiring you. Your faith through all of this is such a strong testimony.


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