Many Feelings at the Same Time
You may have noticed that we have been absent from the blog for about a week or so. Even now as I sit in front of my computer to explain this to you, I am having mixed emotions. Ambivalence is not even descriptive enough for my emotions.
Last week, Lindsey gave birth to her beautiful baby girl. We had known for some time that the baby had some problems and we were praying for a miracle. We truly did experience miracles and tender mercies in the form of this beautiful little baby girl. We saw our prayers answered in unexpected ways. She only lived with us for 4 days and then she was taken back to her eternal home. It is pretty amazing how big of a hole we feel in our lives after having her in our lives for only 4 days and how much we miss her.
When Lindsey is ready, she is going to share the story of our baby girl, her baby girl, with you. I am in awe of MY first baby girl and her strength and faith. In the meantime, we will try to begin to try to move forward with our lives, looking forward with faith and with the purpose of one day being reunited with our loved ones who have gone on before us. We will go forward with our mixed emotions of gratitude, sorrow, joy, love, grief, pain, peace and happiness. All of the things that make up this life and that help us to grow and become better people and that bring us closer to one another and to God if we allow them to.
To those of you who have followed us already on our personal pages and have offered up your prayer and love, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you.
8/14/2020 07:55:55 am
Oh Helen, I am so sorry to read this. I honestly don't know what to say in the face of such loss. I'm humbled by your perspective, where you talk about "the things that make up this life and that help us to grow and become better people and that bring us closer to one another and to God if we allow them to." I send my deepest sympathies, and my love and prayers to you, Lindsey and all your family.
8/15/2020 09:36:21 pm
Thank you so much April. I want you to know that yours was the only site I shared that post on. Your kindness and grace made it feel like a safe place to share raw emotions. I really appreciate you and your sweet words.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!