Two years ago today was the hardest day of my life. A tremendous pain that was and still is quite indescribable…I remember wondering why my sadness was so deep within me. I never saw a face, we never chose a name…but the sound of a precious heartbeat was all I needed to immediately fall in love. A love so organic and natural…the love of a mother. Being a mother is a true privilege and a blessing. When I became a mother for the first time, I finally understood a fraction of what God’s love for us is like.
Ironically, 11 years ago today was the day we got engaged…we never imagined that years down the road we would be grieving the loss of our second baby. I will never know the why, and quite frankly I’ve realized these past two years that the why is insignificant. What I do know is that God’s peace surpasses the pain, the questions, and the hurt. I choose now to be thankful for the joy our angel did bring us. Although it was brief, my life has been forever changed.
Tomorrow the hubs and I have the privilege of dedicating our new baby boy…Gavin Benjamin…(future post about him coming soon)…Through our loss came a blessing in the form of another baby. God had favor on me throughout my pregnancy and labor! Gavin did not replace our angel. You see, I may only have two living children, but I am and will always be a mother of three.