Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Angel Ruth's Ma, Too!

Some of you readers may not know but, Nathan isn't really an only child. Six years ago today, I gave birth to Angel Ruth Hood. Today she would have been six years old. Due to an infection in my placenta, she was born at twenty weeks. She was perfectly formed without a single flaw. And her small profile was very much like her big brother's. We were blessed to have her as a part of our family even though we were only allowed to hold her for a mere hour. I often think how our lives would be different if she were still here.
Today we visited the cemetery where she is buried. We cleaned around the markers and read the card on the single rose that was left by her Uncle Howie. I am grateful that because I am home visiting for a few weeks, we were able to stop and remember her. To read more about her you can visit my brother's site here.

I am expecting a call at any moment from John or April. We are ready to welcome Cruz Anthony Monjure to our family. I just wish we didn't have to drive to Tampa. I'm sure he will be worth it. There's just nothing like baby sugah!

5 comments:

Kathy Collard Miller said...

Carla, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing about Angel Ruth.

Nathan's Uncle said...

We love and miss our baby girl . . . .

Angel's Uncle, Too!

Todd said...

Happy Birthday sweet Angel.
Love Dad

Cara said...

I love that you continue to memorialize Angel Ruth's presence in your family. You are at six years and I am at eight, but we will always be healing. Please feel free to come over to my blog and read my story of Emma Grace. She is also a valued member of our family, even after two more girls joined us.
God bless you and your continued healing!
http://buildingheavenlybridges.blogspot.com/

Lisa DG said...

I know the love you feel for your sweet baby. I am glad to hear that she is still in your heart and thoughts. I wonder how I will feel in 6 years, when time separates me from the experiences I have had over the past few months. take good care...