I remember the first time I spent alone with her in that hospital room. The day after she was born.. I looked at her face and tears started falling. I struggled to keep my body from shaking as I cry. I held her tight as I touch her lovely tiny face. It was clear that I was holding a miracle right within my arms.. All the pain, the sacrifices, seem to slip through my memories. I felt God’s overwhelming love and grace. I was blessed, and I knew my life was about to be a lot better..
I was happy. I was utterly, genuinely happy…
365 days, I was Changed.
From dark skies and crippled beats.
I was blessed, renewed & rewarded.
You are my answered grace.
365 days, I was Reborn.
Driven with warmth, and courage, and genial madness.
I am thankful- For this moment and the next,
You are my greatest fondness.
365 days and I was Determined.
Your little eyes gives me strength
I am charged, mirrored, but forever saved.
You are “Me” in every way. And what you’ll become is what I am today.
365 days, I was Entrusted.
You are the best thing I came to fall.
I am exuberant, giving & constantly doting.
You are my wonderwall.
365 days has long been gone.
Now more than ever, you are happiness epitomized.
And forever you’ll be, my Sunlight,
My shining star.
"You have to start over. That’s what they say. But life is not a board game and losing a loved one is never really “starting over.” More like “continuing without”"
Mitch Albom (The First Phone Call from Heaven)
"As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it. Accept who you are; and revel in it." - Mitch Albom
"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, & what path we must take in life…"