Personal Stories, Remembrance, Words of Hope

Happy Birthday, Grace!

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I can hardly believe that it has been a decade.  Ten years ago today, we entered surgery knowing there was a 20% chance that she wouldn’t make it through.  20% that became a heartbreaking reality.  But God is good.  He has taught me so very much about His love, His sacrifice, His GRACE.  He has given me the opportunity and the strength to hold other moms who have had to say goodbye too soon, and lift up many in prayer.  In His loving grace, he spared her from this world’s pain and took her right to be with Him in eternity.  I don’t know how the whole heaven thing works, exactly, but I imagine that she looks down on me from her perfect heavenly home and wishes I wouldn’t cry over her absence from this one.  Though my heart still hurts, and I know it always will, I can also see the beauty of what God can do through tragedy these ten years later.

Happy Birthday, baby girl.  I love you.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  Ecclesiastes 3:11

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