Today is a bittersweet day for us. Blakely is 31 days old, which is the age Polly made her trip to Heaven. I look at Blakely and realize how very young that is. It hasn't felt like she has been here a month yet. I can't let my mind wander too much, it is too painful all the what-ifs, but one thing that has helped is for me to think that if it wasn't for Polly, we probably wouldn't have Blakely. I believe without a doubt that Polly watches over her too, jusy like big sisters do. The happiness that both of our girls have brought to our lives is indescribable. Our 31 days with Polly, although very scary and painful, were also some of the happiest and I would relive them again in a second. Blakely has brought us so much happiness too, more than we could have imagined. We have a forever hole in our hearts that only Polly can fill, but the fullness that Blakely has already brought to our lives has been precious to us. How thankful we are for God to bless us with two beautiful girls who have changed our lives for the better. Do we miss Polly every second of every day? Yes, may be even more now that we see what could have been, what we missed out on. But we wouldn't have traded being parents to either of our babies for a second. We will always be grateful God chose us to be parents to our beautiful Polly and Blakely.
As we continue our journey we wanted to extend our thanks to everyone who has prayed for our family. We may not be quick to get back to your emails or phone calls, but every note and message has been received graciously and we are so thankful for the support group we have in each of you. Please enjoy some of our precious pictures of Blakely's arrival below. All our love!
Blakely Lynn Dawson
Born February 19, 2013
Blakely and her proud Daddy
Getting her first kiss from her Mommy