Now that Caroline is in Heaven, we are left here on earth dealing with our loss.
Emily's dad had a few memorable quotes this past week. First, he said, "she got the easy way out! She's in Heaven while we're still here!" And then he said, "it is our role as parents to share the gospel with our children. We are responsible for loving them and teaching them Christ's love so that they will have eternal life. And on day one of your parenthood, you already have a child in Heaven!! You can't get any better than that!"
We are absolutely at peace knowing that our baby girl is walking with Jesus in Heaven. That's the easy part! The difficult part is dealing with her loss while we are still on earth. Not having her to hold is still painful.
Yesterday, Emily's aunt and uncle sent us a stuffed animal in the mail. It is a pure white bunny and has "Caroline" embroidered in pink on its ear.
It may sound silly, but ever since we got it in the mail, Emily and I have taken turns holding our Caroline bunny.