Us with Ariella's Lioness at our college graduation
"Ariella" means lioness of God. Before she was born, I had planned on buying a toy lion for her (and if we'd had a boy, well, what boy doesn't like lions?!?). However, I never found one in time. After Ariella died, I decided that I still wanted to buy a toy lion, except it wouldn't be for any future children to play with. Instead, Ariella's Lioness will appear in our family photos from here on out. Ariella will always be a part of our family, and this is one small way that we can show that.