All will be restored

(Grayson & Finley, Windy Gap, April 2012)

I’ve stared at a blank screen multiple times to try to hammer out this post. I’ve been quiet here on the blog, mostly because I wanted to get this post written before I moved on to all the updates on the girls and all that we have been up to lately.

Tonight (about fourth time trying to write this), I mostly just feel like keeping it short and to the point. This has been a hard year. Back in October, we experienced this. Three months later, we were excited (and a little nervous) to find out I was pregnant again. On Friday March 2nd, at eight weeks into my pregnancy, we found out we had a second baby being held in Jesus’ arms.

Losing two babies in such a short time frame has rocked us. We are trying our best to face it all; wrestling through it with the Lord, clinging to what we know is true even when we don’t feel like believing it. We are committed to choosing to believe that the Lord is good, that He is enough, and that He loves us and He has the best plan in store for our family. It’s not easy. But we are trying, and we continue to know that He is close to the brokenhearted.

Since this blog serves as a family ‘album’ of sorts to document our lives (albeit sporadically), I wanted to make sure this little one did not go unrecognized. It’s hard to even wrap my mind around it, but we now get to experience two little ones here on earth and two more in heaven when we get there. We get to live in the joy, the messiness, the fullness of life here, all the while longing for that sweet day when we get to meet Jesus and our two babies face to face. Where He will wipe every tear from our eyes and all will be restored.

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johnathan and ali said...

we love you, and believe that "the Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.." psalm 34:18... this psalm has been my reminder all year.. of WHO HE really is. love being your sister.. ali

johnathan and ali said...

love you..
and we join you in believing..
that the Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit..
psalm 34:18

that entire psalm has been my lifeline this year.
clinging to the truth of WHO HE is.

love.. ali & the family..

Anne Smith said...

You are precious. I know God has all of you wrapped in His arms. It is a blessing that you have stepped out and boldly shared your hurts. I love you. MayMay

Meredith said...

Praise Jesus this is NOT our home, even on the really hard days. Love you friend.

Mandy said...

My heart goes out to your family. Mandy