I've been crying all day long, and seeing your post just now made me cry even more. I am so sad for you, I can't even imagine the pain you must be feeling. When I'm really sad, music always comforts me, and today I started playing a song from the Children's Songbook called "Mother Tell Me a Story". At first I didn't make much of a connection between the words of the song and Lucy's passing, but the more I played it, the more it seemed to fit. These words really got to me "Sleep, sleep, a lovewatch I'll keep to protect you through the night." Then I started playing other lullabies in the book, and thought of how they related to Lucy. "Oh hush thee my baby, a story I'll tell, how little Lord Jesus on earth came to dwell...Lullaby baby, lullaby dear. Jesus will care for his little one (there). The thought came to me that this is why he came, Jesus came so that we could be together with our families, and that pure innocent children would be redeemed, and us along with them if we repent, and follow him. Maybe this is too long, but I wanted you to know that you're not alone right now, other people are weeping with you.
Oh what a beautiful picture! I have been thinking about and praying for your wonderful family constantly.
I feel like a stalker because I am commenting on everything all the time lately, but I just had to tell you what a painfully beautiful picture this is. When I first saw it, I cried my eyes out (poor me, right? Sheesh, I am such a butt). Thank you for sharing such a raw, honest picture. Your pretty face, Eliza, reads pain, but also peace in an beautiful way. Lucy is so gorgeous. So beautiful and so gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen a cuter smile on a baby in my life. I hope and pray that you are able to feel peace right now. Not feeling it? I'll keep praying!!
I am so, so sorry. Hugs, so many hugs. I know we don't know each other but I have been following your blog for months. I have prayed for you guys and Lucy. I cried yesterday when I read, I can't even begin to imagine your pain. I haven't been able to stop thinking about you guys and Lucy and I have said many little prayers throughout the past 2 days. Lucy is watching over you and your family now, your own sweet Angel. I know words cannot fix anything but I do KNOW that Families ARE Forever. Remember to have Faith in your Loving Heavenly Father who is now holding your sweet Lucy, she is in good hands and was probably so happy to see Him. The happiness and comfort she felt was amazing I am SURE! He gave us The Plan of Happiness and Eternal Families because He loves us and has not left you, He is still there. Hugs. And love. Rachel
My dear cousin,We love Lucy too. We were greatly saddened by the news. She has been an inspiration and strength to us all. What a special and noble spirit she is, to come to this earth, leave her mircaculous stamp on the world and then for her to be willing and prepared to leave this life to carry on this marvelous work beyond the veil. I never got to meet her, but I look forward to that day when we all will rejoice together in Heaven. Know that we love you and your family and have been praying for you often. You have strength that I only wish I would have in a similar situation. Please tell your husband and family how much we love them too. You will be with Lucy again, of that I have no doubt. With Love,Brady
I've been preparing my talk for church tomorrow about the refiner's fire. This post taught me a lot.James E. Faust gave a beautiful talk where he says "In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner’s fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God."And I just wanted to tell you thank you for sharing these moments with us. I've learned so much from little Lucy and so much from you, too, Eliza. You are strong.
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