I absolutely love receiving emails from people who have followed Amelia's story and have allowed God to work in their lives through her small but mighty life. It gives me just the smallest peek into the greater plans God intends for her life on earth and in heaven. It brings me so much joy to know you have been touched, as we have, by our Amelia Grace. Thank you for your emails and for sharing your story with us.
My days remain filled with both the joy of being Amelia's mother and the sorrows of being the mother of a baby who went to heaven long before we were ready to say goodbye.
Yesterday as we traveled, the sky was dark as we enjoyed (yet another) rainy day. The rain will forever remind me of our little Amelia, as the months that I carried her were filled with rain, flooding and more rain. In a previous blog entry, I reflected on God's promise "that it will not rain forever." Yesterday, God renewed that promise with our family. As we drove, we were blessed with not one, but two rainbows. I know, I know, a rainbow is common place, and far from a miracle. And still, Tim and I could not recall the last time we had seen one. We marveled over the colors, thought of our little girl, and the promises God has already fulfilled in our lives and the lives of "strangers" through her brief life.
We know God loves us and will not abandon us.
I know it,
but it sure feels good to be reminded sometimes.
Just in case
we lose sight of His rainbow
through the clouds.
Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the flood waters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”