Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Olivia!

Today our eldest daughter, Olivia would have turned 14.    She died 8 1/2 years ago from cancer.  It seems impossible for me to have a child that would be a teenager!  I love this day because I have such sweet memories of all of Olivia's 5 birthdays.  She was always well on her birthday.  There are not any shadows of suffering over birthday memories.  I am so thankful to the Lord for this one day that was always happy. I wonder if they celebrate birthdays in heaven?   We've celebrated Olivia's memory in some way or another every June 10th.  Sometimes it's just looking at her memory book, or maybe going through the chest of things that were hers.  Some years we have cake.  This year we don't have any plans, but it is such fun to share who she was in memory with her sisters. 


  1. God Bless you, Jen. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  2. I had no idea you lost a daughter to cancer. I had to cry looking at that beautiful picture and imagining your loss of such a treasure. I'm so sorry. I pray you are experiencing God's peace this night even while you remember Olivia.


  3. Thank you for the kind words. The day went well and my little ladies were a great comfort.