I just got teary. I love reading blogs and I love to blog hop and find great sites from the blogs I already read. I read this post and was brought to tears. What a sweet and sad story...but with a happy ending!
My favorite was at the end when she said~
"Grief births joy in God’s economy. Peace enters the unlikeliest spaces. Grace extends in tiny and life-changing ways."
Beautiful. Life is so, so precious. Even when it's hard. Even when it goes away. Even when I get super frustrated over something so silly as my toddler not taking her medicine. Life is precious.
My daughter is 23 months old today. My daughter that I waited for longer than I wanted to. Longer than I thought I should have to. Longer than I thought was necessary. To this day it still blows my mind that I can have doubts. That I still doubt God's timing and I still doubt his goodness. I continue to wonder if His plan is best. Even when I look into her blue eyes and know that there is no other child on earth that could possibly be more perfect for me and her daddy. Even when I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was the baby we were supposed to have and God had me wait for a reason. She's perfect! No, not in the literal sense but in the I couldn't have done it better myself if I'd tried. And I did try.
As we enter this upcoming month and the holiday season, I know I'll be a little teary. I know I'll think as the days tick by that I would be right around the corner from the birth of our second. I know I'll wonder what's up ahead and I'll wonder how it's all going to play out. But I hope that I choose to replace doubt with trust. I hope I remind myself that grief births joy in God's economy.
Happy 23 months Karlyn. You're a joy.