Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Julius, the baby of the world

last week, a friend posted on my facebook page that she had been at the local library and coincidentally ran across 2 books that had Julius' name in the title. and she posted a pic of the books. the books were: Julius by Angela Johnson; and Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. i ordered both of the books from Amazon and received them yesterday on his 4 week 'angel-versary'.


when i got box, i, of course, immediately opened it, and sat down and read both of the books. both of the stories are super cute. but as i read Julius, the Baby of the World, i got chills...

here's the story in a nutshell: Julius is the newborn baby of the family. his parents bring him home and are so enamored by him - they spend so much time with him and give him so much attention. Julius' big sister gets jealous of all of the attention given to him, so in addition to letting her parents know how annoyed with Julius she is, she is also kind of mean to him - she tries to scare him, won't play with him, etc. {typical big sister behavior, i think}. this goes on for a while, and then at a family get together, the big sister is talking to her cousin who also mentions how "disgusting" she thinks Julius is. well, big sister gets SOOO mad at the cousin, and tells her that Julius is indeed "the baby of the world" {and even makes the cousin repeat it herself}. and from then on, big sister changed the way she felt about Julius and her attitude towards him.

anyway, the part that gave me chills was the big sister's name. it was Lilly {rebecca's daughter's name}. i was so overwhelmed with so many emotions, and of course i had to call her immediately and tell her. i just couldn't believe that both of our babies' names were in this book. and not only that, but that they were brother and sister. it may sound weird, but i just felt as though it was a small sign from both of them to let us know that they were together, and they are looking down on us. and i'm so very thankful that i received this small comfort and remembrance on a "milestone" day.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, my gosh! I have chills...and tears! What a wonderful book and what a beautiful message; that those sweet angels are looking out for you all.

Sinful Sundays said...

Ooo, this made me tear up and smile! That was NOT coincidental, those sweet babies are together watching over both of you. :)

Megan said...

Funny how these "coincedences" make it into our lives after our babies pass... Just remember dear, they are NEVER coincendences! :)
All my prayers,
Megan@ A story unfolding

Amelia said...

What a sweet story :) This definitely made me tear up. I'm thinking about you and Dennis and praying for you every day. Your strength continues to amaze me. Many hugs!

Jess said...

How sweet and special that both names are in the book!!

MELISSA said...

You should read Doreen Virtue books. She says that angels are all around us and they give us signs, if only we would listen and be on the lookout for them.

I know those little ones are sending you a message.

Jamia said...

What a wonderful and touching "coincidence." Thank you so much for continuing to share with us, Tiffany.

Leah said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Amazing how God can speak & show up in the most mysterious ways! Continuing to pray for you guys. Love ya Tiffany!

Patty said...

That is so neat that you and Rebecca are friends... and to have both of your babies' names written in a book. We just need that reminder that our babies are watching us...yes, Lilly and Julius are together in heaven.

rebecca said...

It meant so much to me too Tiffany, I definitely feel like it was a sign from our babies letting us know they are together...just wish we were with them:( Continue to think of you guys often. I was just looking at the picture we have of Julius on the fridge last night and saying to Nick how beautiful and perfect he was. Love you so much my friend.

Lisa said...

That is so beautiful it made me cry. I am buying the books! They will always be with you serving as your little protectors and showing you signs.

Fabulous said...

Your little angels are looking down on you for sure....that is more than a coincidence, no doubt. God works in mysterious ways. All my love my friend. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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