Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The truth about grief...

Daniel and I received our 3rd book in the grief series from our pastor yesterday.  The title of this book is, "Finding Hope and Healing".  

I think that's a fitting title because without hope I would never heal.  I know I'm not going to heal completely on earth.  But hope does give me the reassurance that I will heal in the presence of Jesus.

I found a few quotes in the book that really stuck out to me about grief and I wanted to share them with you...

"Grief is a choppy two steps forward, one step backward experience." -Therese Rando

"Grief comes in and out like waves from the ocean.  Sometimes when you least expect it, a huge wave comes along and pulls your feet right out from under you." -Alan Wolfelt

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear" -C.S. Lewis

"If you're going through hell keep going." -Winston Churchill

"Tears are the silent language of grief."-Voltaire

They are very simple quotes but they are powerful.  I can put my grief in each of them.

So tonight the truth about my grief is that it's never ending here on earth.  It is always there, always changing, always hurting...

I love this quote...
I really can't think of a better way to describe hope.  

Heavenly Father, You are the only one who knows my sorrow.  My body is enveloped in pain and grief, but I know there is hope because of you.  Help me to live out that hope.  Amen

I love you Hadley D'Layne!!

In Christ's Love,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Big girl...

It wasn't unbearable this evening outside, so we decided to enjoy a little bit of fresh air while the sun was going down tonight.  While we were out, Daniel decided to rearrange Briley's tricycle so that she would be able to steer and push the pedals by herself.  Ignore our poor grass...what's sad is ours is one of the better looking ones on the street.  Praying for that rain!!

Here is her tricycle before...(Christmas present last year)
Here is the after...
 She is still learning how it works but she loved it!!

Oops...looks like we will be buying a helmet soon!!

How did our little girl get so big??

In Christ's Love,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

6 months

"For I am the LORD your God
  who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
   I will help you.
" Isaiah 41:13

My heart is absolutely breaking today.  But in HIS name I find meaning so I will continue to hold on...I'm so thankful he will never let go!!

6 months in Heaven 
August 28, 2011
We love you so much Hadley D'Layne!!

In Christ's Love,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cooking with Mommy!

The night before I went back to school Briley and I had fun baking brownies after dinner.  She was so cute wanting to do ALL of the work and her favorite part was dumping the ingredients in the bowl.  My little baker is so cute!!  Pardon my no makeup...I was really enjoying my last day :)

She actually was in bed before they were ready and cooled off but we had some the next day!!  I love these special memories with my sweet girl!!

In Christ's Love,

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This week has been hard.  I have missed my family, I have been exhausted, and I have missed Hadley more now than ever. 

This picture brings me peace...

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

The ultimate peace I will feel one day is when I can see this forever.

In Christ's Love,