Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Six Months...

I can remember the words perfectly; “you must wait six months to try…” I can remember their impact upon my heart as my doctor said them. I can remember Kevin’s arms around me and I can remember repeating over and over in my head that we would make it. I can remember it like it was yesterday, it was not yesterday it was six months ago today. June 9th, and now six months later I sit here in my home (yes we made it home!) and wonder where the time and days went and now what do we do. It seems simple, that we get to try again, but it is not so simple, there is much healing that still needs to take place and now after a week and half of food poisoning I cannot think of anything but still getting better.

Kevin and I are learning to live our lives by the moment, trying not to anticipate what the future is, because so far neither of us ever thought that this is where God would have us be. It is a good lesson to learn, a good life lesson, one I hope I can keep learning. I have to trust the Lord by the moment; I have to trust the Lord for each second of my life, never knowing where one moment will lead us next.

As I look back over the last six months, I see my relationship with Kevin closer and tighter then it has ever been. The foundation of our relationship does not rely on having children; it does not rely on our hopes and dreams, wants and wishes, it relies on the foundation of God. Because of that Kevin and I are stronger, not only as individuals but as a couple, nothing can separate us, or question our relationship with one another, and for this I am thankful for. Kevin and I have lived a lot of life together in the last 4 ½ years of our marriage and I would not trade, change, or ask for anything different.

As we grieve the loss of our second child, we grieve with joy, and as contradicting as that might sound I am learning that it is not so contradicting as it seems, now walking this journey it makes perfect harmony because the joy I have eternally is only given by my heavenly father, a joy indescribable and unbelievable!


I Believe in Miracles said...

Yeah!! I'm so glad you are home. :o)

I hope you recover soon and start feeling better.

I cannot even imagine how hard this 6 month day anniversary is... I am praying for you, friend. Remember, God has the perfect timing. He alone is Sovereign and will guide you.


Michelle Hill said...

Hi Friend! Welcome home! Glad you made it back. We're praying on this day for you as you remember. You're right, you've lived a lot of life especially these past 6 months. I know it is difficult...God is faithful.

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

I have only just begun reading your blogs, but think that you write beautifully.

I'm glad that you are home now, healing, and finding encouragement and joy in the midst of your grief. It's that balance that we all struggle with, I think. Looking forward to seeing what God does with you...

Mandolyn said...


I love you! There is a song that I love, and it makes me think of you every time I hear it. it is called "Hope Now" by Addison Road. I don't know if you've heard it, but you should hear it. It is so comforting. I have it on the playlist on my blog if you would like to hear it (it is towards the bottom of the list). I hope you find it as encouraging as I have found it.

I'm praying everyday for you and Kevin. Loves!

Grace and Peace.

LynnSC said...

Hi Beth,
I am so glad that you are better and back home.

Still on the journey... still walking with the Lord and with each other... way to go girl!!

I am learning more and more that pain and joy aren't really that far from each other with God. He is our peace.