August 15th, 2012
Our baby Jude's first birthday.
It's hard to believe how fast it has come, and yet here we are. Already.
So much has happened in a year.
We are entering into a new season of grieving. These last few months, I have often found myself thinking about what I was doing this time last year. Moving here and settling into life in Florida has felt strange...a little like our temporary move to Albuquerque...one year ago. And now, so many dates in the months to come have so much connected to them now...his birth, his milestones, his surgeries, his death. And each day brings with it so many memories.
We have been unsure as to how best to mark Jude's birthday tomorrow... being so far away from all people and places connected to him. Our current plan is to go to the beach together. It was Caleb's idea, and we thought it was a good one.
Please pray for us tomorrow. We need the Lord to walk us through this...just as He has walked us through this past year. He has been so good to us.
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