I'm sure most of you know by now, but Baby Emma passed away on Thursday night. She fought a courageous battle and is now where she can breathe on her own. Thank you all so much for the encouraging thoughts and words and most especially the prayers you have lifted up for my family over the past 7 months. I could not ask for better people to work with. Please continue to lift up my sister in your prayers as she is the one hurting now.
There is a song by Casting Crowns that says, "And as your mercy falls, I raise my hands and praise the God who gives, and takes away. I'll praise you in this storm, and I will lift my hands, for you are who You are, no matter where I am. And every tear I cry, you hold in your hands, you never left my side, and though my heart is torn, I'll praise you in this storm." These words have spoken to me so much over the past couple of weeks. God has never left our side through all of us, and He will continue to be with us. His plans are mightier than ours and He blessed us with the fiestiest little girl for 7 months. And for that I can be thankful.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! God has blessed me and will continue to bless my family. He never gives us more than we can take.