Ella Larson’s Story – Part I
We found out we were having a girl in March of 2013. I had been dreaming of having a little girl for as long as I could remember; since back when I was one myself. Although I had my son and couldn’t imagine my world without him, there was still something missing in my life. I felt like she would fill that space.
Ella Larson was born via cesarean section on July 19th, 2013 … and our lives would never be the same. She had an indomitable spirit and let everyone know who was boss right from the very beginning. She could scream like a banshee, a skill she exercised often. Starting from the time she was only a few days old, she would fall asleep in my arms with her head on my heart. Every time I would try to lay her down she would wake up and scream in protest. This was the dance we did for the first six months of her life. I slept very little during that time, but it was all worth it.
Ella was spirited, but incredibly loving. She wouldn’t hesitate to throw things (including herself) to indicate her displeasure, but was also great at snuggling. I can still picture her face scrunching up as she planted a big, slimy kiss on my cheek.
She was a sassy diva and an ethereal angel all rolled into one. She loved soft things, babies, and puppies. She loved when grandma put lotion on her after a bath and would ask for more “tion”. She loved things that were “pitty”. Most of all she loved her family. After getting off to a rocky start, her relationship with her brother was really starting to grow. Watching them together made my heart smile … the thought of it still does.
We miss her every moment of every day.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
Read the 2nd post in our series: Ella Larson’s Story – Part II.
And here is the 3rd post in our series: Ella Larson’s Story – Part III.