Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Heavenly Hadley

I can't stop thinking about this bible verse....

"He who trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him.  Let him deliver him since he delights in him. You brought me out of the womb and I trusted in you.  From birth I was cast upon you, from my mother's womb you have been my God.Psalm 22:8-10

God knew Hadley before she was conceived. 

God knew Hadley when she was in my womb. 

God knew Hadley when she was born on Monday morning at 2:15 a.m.

God knew Hadley when he decided to bring her home.

As the mother of this sweet little girl....do you know what brings me peace?  

Now HADLEY knows her God more than anyone/thing on this earth.

Hadley is seeing all the wonders of heaven, the indescribable face of her Jesus, hearing the most beautiful worship music, and spending time with her Nonnie.

As her mother, how can I be mad that she is no longer with me when she is experiencing more joy and peace right now that we can only imagine?

Is it still hard to bear?  Yes.  
Do I understand it?  No.  
Will I ever understand it?  Yes, when I get to Heaven and she and Jesus can explain God's perfect plan to me.

The pain Daniel and I are experiencing is not something I can describe. God knows the pain my heart is feeling and he will help mend it.  I know my heart will continue to ache for Hadley until I see her again in Heaven, but thankfully God will protect my heart until then.

I most likely will be going home from the hospital tomorrow or possibly Thursday.  I am looking forward to being at home with Briley and Daniel.  Daniel and I have missed her a lot these past 17 nights.

We will be having a memorial service for our sweet Hadley and welcome ANY family and friends to come and honor her with us.

The details are as followed:

Memorial Service
Saturday, March 5th 
2:00 p.m.
J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home
523 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
(Service will be held in their chapel)

(Immediately following memorial service)
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
5725 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX 76034

We cannot say thank you enough for all the prayers and support you have given our family.

We are so blessed.

In Christ's Love,

Daniel, Melissa, and Briley


Lacey and Rob said...

Melissa, I have no words except to tell you that I am so sorry about Hadley and the pain y'all must feel. We love y'all and will continue to pray for each of you! Your steadfast faith and love for the Lord is inspiring and you and Daniel are bringing HIM such glory! Rob and I will be there Saturday.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. Amazed by your strengh in God. I will be praying for you and your family!

Kristin said...

Daniel, Melissa, and Briley,

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Keep your faith; He will guide you through this.

You’ll remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Tres, Kristin & Gavin Poynor

Lil' said...

Dear Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. I've been reading your other posts and you are such an incredible inspiration. You are a true woman of faith, a woman of God. I pray that He keep you and your beautiful family in His arms and help all of you through this very difficult time.

Bryan said...

I stumbled across your blog by way of reading other bloggers...I can't even remember the path now, but I read your story about Hadley. I know at times your family must still hurt.

Before my wife and I have the children we have now, we miscarried twice. It's so surreal to think that we two of our children await us in Heaven.

Now, our oldest, aged nine (Noah) has cancer. It seems his prognosis looks good but we face two more years of treatment and then scans for life. We find still that God's grace is sufficient.

Thanks for sharing your story and your testimony of faith in God.