Sunday, May 30, 2010

One year ago today

Today, last year, at 9:16 in the morning, Miss Kaia Belle Urban made her debut into the world weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and measuring 18.5 inches long. Today would have been her one year birthday.

Kaia, I miss you more than words could ever explain. I can't believe how much our lives have changed because of you. And I know that your lifetime of work was done in only 34 days, and then you were allowed to go Home. I pray that you are flying with the butterflies and playing with the other lions up there. We are so proud of what you did in your short life, and what you continue to do through your story. You have become a little legacy, and that is more than most of us can say about ourselves. You're my heart and soul and definitely the drum beat this family marches to.

All my love, baby girl.


  1. Awe, Steph. I just teared up reading this and thinking about last summer and all you and Kaia went through. You are such a strong, strong mama - stronger than probably anyone I've known. Your strength gave Kaia her will. You are also a "little Lion." Much love to you, Kaia, Eric and new little Urban <3

  2. Happy Birthday Angel! Kaia has shown so many of us the wonder and preciousness of life.

  3. Absolutely beautiful...Kaia is lucky to have such a wonderful mommy and daddy.

    (Mommy to my angel Madelyn Faith)

  4. A butterfly lights beside
    us like a sunbeam,

    and for a brief
    it's glory and beauty
    belong to our world,
    but then it flies on again.

    And though we wish
    it would have stayed,

    we feel so lucky
    to have seen it.

    *title and author unknown