Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jasmine Korina Lanphear

Today is our beautiful daughter's birthday. Jasmine Korina Lanphear was born November 9, 1993. She was born 5 weeks early as the result of a car accident. She weighed 5 lbs 15 oz. and was 19 inches long. She had lots of beautiful dark hair that looked like it might have a few curls. Both she and I were severely injured in the accident, but her injuries were far worse. The impact ruptured my uterus and the placenta abrupted, leaving her without oxygen for too long. The doctors did everything they could, but it was too late. Our precious little girl passed away on November 11, 1993. Jasmine was our first born. We miss her so much. Today she would be 15. It's hard to believe that many years have gone by. Every year on her birthday, I think I am doing okay, but it always hits me. I think of her everyday and what she would be doing. She would be in the 9th grade this year. What would she look like? What would she enjoy doing? I grieve for my daughter and all that we should have, but don't. Hunter is still too young to understand, but Dakota speaks of Jasmine often. We have told him about her. Sometimes, especially at night, he will cry and tell me that he misses Jasmine and wishes that she didn't have to die. I wish she didn't have to die, too.


Peg said...

That precious angel had a great impact on so many lives in her short life. She had a special purpose here that we may never fully understand. We love her so and miss her every day too.

Cindy said...

November 9 is always a difficult day for us too. Since Chris and Jasmine share a birthday- it's always a bittersweet day for us. There have been many (hundreds) of times that I have thought about those questions too: how tall would she be now? What sports would she be into? What would her voice sound like?- to mention a few. My friend's baby is getting a new heart right now, as I am typing this- a baby getting a new heart- another baby dying to give new hope and life- and a completely different family remembering an angel lost years ago. Love you guys!

Nicole said...

I think of Jasmine twice a day ~ I pass the cemetary to and from work. I often think of stopping, but I don't know what I would say to her. I wonder too what she would be like. Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" is playing in the background as I type this. I miss what she could have been too.