Friday, October 15, 2010

7 months ago

It was seven months ago today,
that we got our first real look
at our precious Amelia Grace.

Seven short months ago today,
we found out that our daughter
would not be coming home with us.

It was a day of complete devastation, confusion and grief.

It was the day we found out that a 20 week ultrasound
is not done to determine whether your nursery is painted pink or blue
but whether you should ready a nursery at all...

It was also the day that we named our daughter.

The weeks that followed that day
have brought us to a new understanding
of great love
and great sorrow,
the blessings of parenthood
and the grace and compassion
of our Lord and Savior.

Amelia Grace,
your short life has changed us
renewed us
blessed us
broke us
and saved us.

I carried you for 10 miraculous months.
You carried me for almost 20 weeks...
and you carry me still.

You showed us all -
There is no footprint so small that it cannot leave an impact on this world.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful Melissa! I have pictures of the balloon release. I will send you one. Amelia's ballon was right in there with the others. xoxo Jennifer

Holly said...

Hugs to you.

Katie said...

Love love and more love.
Xo,
Kate

CynthiaS said...

thinking of you!

elena said...

many *hugs* definitely right, there is no footprint too small and definitely applies to your dear Amelia. I know she has touched my life *hugs*