Choose Your Breath is today's Capture Your Grief topic. Most days I would say that I have a pretty good handle on where I am in my grief journey. I certainly do believe that grief and healing can co-exist. I believe I am living proof of that fact.
While I don't believe I will ever completely "heal" from losing Faith, I do believe that I am going through a healing process. The Lord has restored so much back to me. He has blessed us with another daughter, Joy, who truly does bring joy to my life every day. She is so wonderful.
By NO means does one child ever replace another. However, I do believe that The Lord blessing us with Joy has helped me on my grief journey with Faith. I am loving every moment I share with Joy. At the same time, there are moments when I wonder what these "firsts" moments would have been like with Faith.
Joy is three months old today. If Faith were here, she would be one year and six months old. As strange as it is for me, I have a very strong, yet very different bond with both of my daughters. I am blessed to hold and love Joy physically every day. Faith I hold and love in my heart. I've never known that so much love and so much pain could co-exist in a person's life, but it does...