Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Year Ago

Today is the 1 year anniversary of a life changing event in our lives. No, it wasn't the birth of a baby or a wedding. It wasn't the purchase of a new home or car.

One year ago today, as my sweet baby boy rolled around in my tummy, we received  this news.

A year ago, we made our way down to Indianapolis, blissfully ignorant of the severity of our son's health. A year ago, our world, our family, and our faith was shaken to the core. A year ago, was the first time in my life that I didn't just cry, I wailed.

A year ago, we had hope in the midst of our devastation- even after receiving the diagnosis, we never in a million years thought we would be the parents of a dead baby.

One year ago today, our lives were changed forever. However, through all of the pain, sorrow, and grief, God has remained the same. He has carried us through the darkest times of our lives, and He has brought Joy to our future.

One year ago today, we began a journey of grief, healing, and trust. One whole, long, devastating, and blessed year.

5 comments:

Peggy said...

Praying for you dear Mama! <3

brooke said...

I'm sorry.

Aaron said...

you'll make it. you've been doing well. look back, yes, but not with sadness -- look with joy that what you lived through will bring you strength when you need it. someday, somewhere, you'll say ... wow, all that crap i survived really did help!

on another note: i'm sorry i had my head so far up my arse that i missed your coming to dallas. i live here and would have jumped through rude portions of my anatomy to give you a hug! i'm glad you had a joyful time.

Joe said...

Praying for you and your family Jill.

Mellow said...

Jill, how I wish I couldn't understand the pain of one year ago, as much as you do. The plan is never the same as the picture in our minds. I wish I were closer, a hug seems very called for, from one Mama to another that feels that pain and remembers the details of it, as though it were yesterday. So glad for the Joy we do have, in the midst of the chaos. Bless you and your family as you walk this journey. And thank you for your prayers for my family as well. Hugs to you.

 
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