Friday, June 15, 2012

{doing this together}

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These past seven years have been interesting -- never a dull moment.  In the craziness I can honestly say that I am so very thankful for the life God has chosen just for me and wouldn't trade it for anything.  

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People often look at our story and see a sadness they couldn't imagine themselves ever having to endure.  I think people often forget one important piece -- the story is not over.  As a mother I hold on to the hope that this is just a temporary separation and live each day is great anticipation that we are one day closer -- one day closer to all being together again, and in the mean time we keeping living out our purpose right here, for this season and for this moment in time.

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Adam and could never thank you enough.  We are so grateful for our amazing family and friends both old and new, for choosing to stand beside us and be a part of our journey.  Yesterday I was amazed at the outpouring of support people had for our family.  It was so touching -- so beautiful.

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One of the hardest parts of grieving the loss of a child is that the rest of the world moves on -- they have to. But this often can leave a grieving family, who will grieve until eternity, feeling isolated and alone.  We feel anything but alone -- and we are so thankful.

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Yesterday was amazing -- difficult but amazing.  Feeling the pain hurts but is also brings renewed hope and peace.  It helps me to refocus and energizes me to push on and strive to be the women that God wants me to be -- the mother and wife he has destined me to become. 


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I so admire your attitude: living with purpose while waiting for being together again.

PS Maybe this is inappropriate, but I can't help thinking how much I would like to read a blog post about your reunion with Gavin in the happiest day ever.

Phyllis said...

I could not wait to see this picture! I know it is his physical body's resting place and that his spirit is not there, but yet it is...and it is wonderful to see all of your little ones together in one place. Maddie is an amazing little girl, always smiling and looking out for her siblings!

EHS Memory Page said...

Recently I lost my father. Before he passed I had my head on his shoulder and he said I met you when you were 4 and you became mine when you were 6. I can tell by reading your blogs you are like my father. You see its easy to become a father, but harder to be one. Look at what you have done. Amazing things. We all have a calling from God. You have found yours. It's sad that we have to lose the ones we love to see what that calling is. But your family Rocks!!! adoption is great. I had awesome child hood. (although my Mom was my bio mom). God bless you and your family.