Thursday, November 14, 2013

Four Years Ago Today

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.  The things of earth did turn strangely dim on November 14, 2009.  My walk with God grew much deeper and my perspective on life turned way more eternal.  

Four years ago today I held my precious baby girl in my arms for the first and last time.  God called her home to be with Him at just the perfect time.  Of course selfishly I would love for her time on earth to be far more than 9 hours.  I think of all the fun things we could have done together and all the things she would be doing with Nathan and Owen. But these are all in my earthly perspective.  I am so thankful God has given me an eternal perspective of Mia's life.  He united people in prayer for her in many different nations and denominations.  He brought people on their knees at His thrown who had not been there in quite a while.  She had a life well lived and now is enjoying eternity with our Heavenly Father.  Earth is temporal but eternity is everlasting.  I will spend eternity with my daughter. 

Four years ago today I saw two of my precious sons for the first tiny and frail.  

Four years ago today we started a journey that I never planned to take.  This journey is amazing and given a second chance I would absolutely do it again.  Nathan and Owen have many more challenges than most people but not a single challenge that God did not specifically place in them for His glory.  God uses their special needs as special abilities to share His love, glory, faithfulness and miracles.  Our family is blessed by our sons.

Preston and I had the opportunity to read to Nathan and Owen's class at school today.  We were also able to go to lunch with them.  They were so excited we were there.  Owen was a little overcome with emotion and cried for a while.

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