Monday, July 09, 2007

Dear Alivia,

I remember the night I met your mom at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when I was fourteen and trying to be as cool as her. I remember your dad at ten running around shirtless with the Walker boys playing football in the rain. I remember your parents wedding and how cold it was that November day. And I remember what chair I sat in the day your mom called me from the hospital to tell me that you were born. I remember your sweet pudgy feet and hands at my bridal shower when you came with your Mom. I remember all the joy your little laughs brought me as I read about your antics across the distance. I remember how I prayed for you as I stitched your quilt together. I will remember your little life and the way it touches so many even through you were suffering. We love you Livi and will miss you dearly.
Alivia Rachel Haughery went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 6th, 2007.


Alivia's Momma said...


Thank you my sweet friend. I loved what you wrote. My mom and I both read it with tears in our eyes. I am so glad you made the quilt because I can wrap myself in it when I'm really sad. Thanks again.

Erin said...

Nora, thanks for sharing this. I'm so sorry for the loss of your little friend. Reading Emily's blog while heartbreaking has inspired me so much as a mom. She is such an example of how we are to cherish and sacrifice for our children.

BTW, I'm enjoying stopping by and reading your posts. Do you mind if I post a link to your blog with the rest of my blogging friends on my page?

Hope you guys are well!

bethaltrogge said...

hi nora,
i haven't met you, but
i made one of the patches for the
thank you so much for making it...
it's beautiful.