Reflect (5 Minute Friday)
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December 6. As I reflect on that date, a million emotions flood my soul. That’s not the date most people think about when they kindly remember the story of our Hannah Grace. But December 6th will always be cast in the shadowy part of my heart.
The day we began the ugly, horrible march to Hannah leaving this world.
As I watched the doctors remove the whirring machine that did the breathing for our sweet girl, the pit of my belly was filled with dread.
No one could tell us how this would go…what it would be like…how long she would survive.
As the first 24 hours passed by so slowly but so lightning fast at the same time, I realized that this would not go the way I desperately prayed it would.
It would not be quick or what I would call peaceful. Those next 40 hours had me watching her…waiting for some sign that the time was drawing near…listening to slowing, labored breaths escape her body.
In the wee hours of the morning on December 8th, our first born slipped away into eternity. I like to think she went directly from my arms to the stronger arms of Jesus.
Reflecting. It hurts. It heals.Stop