Yesterday I spent several hours with two amazing women. One is a new friend and the other I've known most of my life. We have one main thing in common. Heaven is much more beautiful because our three baby girls are there.
It was a gorgeous day, so we sat outside on Catherine's porch drinking coffee surrounded by the beauty of fall.
We talked about loss and hope, how great our pain is yet how others know much greater tragedy. How GOD is greater still.
We laughed and cried. The hours flew by, and before I knew it I had to pick up the boys from school. I don't usually "give up" my time without the boys very easily, but I could have stayed there the rest of the day.
They know where I've been. Catherine if further down this road than I am, and Joanna is still in her first year of loss. They know what it's like to feel like you've died but yet be forced to live. Our hearts are joined because of our daughters and because we serve a GOD who is sovereign.
I saw this picture on another friend's blog, and it just took my breathe away. I've had it saved on my computer for awhile, but today just had to share it.
Catherine often says, "He is God, and I am not."
Three years later GOD continues to be tender to me, heal me, and daily shows me His faithfulness knows no bounds. I'm amazed at His goodness!
Those hours yesterday were a break from the routine of life. It's strange to say it's a comfort to meet other moms who are like me, but it is. Each of us have someone precious missing, yet we believe in a GOD who redeems.
I pray your day is filled with redeeming moments!
But I trust in You, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hands...
Psalm 31:14, 15