June 11, 2017
I read this blog today and just felt like it was right on point. The writer made two points that really hit home with me.
First, that bereaved parents will move heaven and earth to keep other parents from having to join this terrible club. That is exactly what Kayleigh’s foundation is all about. Raising funds and awareness to beat this disease and save children.
Second, that because of intense grief joy is so much brighter. Yes, there is still grief every day. I miss her and that will never change, but I know this separation is only a short time. Because of my sweet girl my perspective has changed. I find myself being thankful for the two children I have bickering in the back seat. I’m thankful for my incredibly messy house and mountains of laundry. I’m thankful for each moment I have to spend with Tim and my kids.
I’ll always miss the one that isn’t here, but thanks to her, the time I have left on this earth will not be wasted. I will love deeply, find hope in the storm, and choose joy. And while I’m on this journey I will do everything in my power to share this amazing hope, joy and peace with anyone that will listen.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.