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on all who obey him!
And may God Bless Israel!
My oldest daughter wanted her to have the middle name of Lynne as that is my middle name (another surprise for those who know me and have only known me as Lynne) and Jennifer's middle name was Lynne. Jennifer said since she had a different father, she wanted to have something the same as being it wouldn't be the last name. Thus the name Amalia Lynne. The picture on the top right is Jen and Molly at Molly's Christening. Actually, Molly was baptised three (3) times. When she was life-lighted to the hospital the day she was born, one of the nurses who was a lay-minister asked if I would object if she would baptize my child and of course, I did not object. When we found out how serious her condition was, my minister came and baptized her. Well, I decided since she was such a precious gift, I wanted to have her baptized in church! Jen was given the honor of being Godmother to her baby sister. There was 10-1/2 years between my girls.
Amalia Lynne was a very precious child but complications occurred almost immediately at birth. She needed to be life-flighted to Children's Hospital. She had a grand mal seizure and a stroke which left my precious child as a quadapalegic. The Doctors and the Hospital said she only had 3 to 6 months to live and wanted to place her in a home. She was my precious child and gift from God. Why would I ever want to part with my precious gift for someone else to care for her? I took my "Molly", as we called her, home with us to care for and to love. I was blessed as she lived 25 months! It was a learning process as I learned to suction her, check her phenobarb levels, change feeding tubes, suction as she had chronic pneumonia.
Through all this she was treated as a "normal" child as much as possible - her ears were pierced, she went to the zoo, went to church, camping, saw Santa and the Easter Bunny, Kennywood (a local amusement park) where she even rode the merry-go-round. She started to seize and miraculously, they noticed and stopped the ride for us to get off and called the paramedics. My dad was very active in the Shriners and assisted with having and was visited by the them donate her wheelchair (it was pink because of course she was a girl!) and several of her apparatus to make life easier. With how active my dad was, the clowns even came to pay her a visit which was the beginning of August in 1991.
We had a pool in the backyard that she would go swimming with her dad.
I had a photo album of her life, but it was an old fashion photo album with just pictures and very little journaling. I took several of the pictures and made some pages for the pictures are emblazed on my heart but needs to be shared as this is a very precious gift that was given to me by God who gave me this precious child to shower with love as God loved me!
As to the recipe for my layouts, I, of course have used A Child's Year for my silhouettes and the Alphabet built-in cartridge from my E2. I used my Xyron to attach the lettering and puff dots for the silhouettes. I added little journal cards to put special thoughts and information. The ribbons are self-adhesive Ki Memories from JoAnn Fabrics which is $1 per spool. Have I ever mentioned that my cartridge that I use the most and love the most is A Child's Year???