Heartache and Love

They say that time heals all wounds but at the moment it is hard to understand how. This has been an extremely long week filled with heartache, tears, and sorrow, but at the same time there has been a great outpouring of love.

On Sunday my sister Julia gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. After only a few short hours little Colette Eliza Chadwick returned home to her Heavenly Father. My heart feels like it has been broken with this terrible loss and it is so hard for me to even imagine how Julia and Dusty are feeling.

I have felt the love and sadness of my family as I have shared tears over the phone with my parents, my brother, and my sister. Living so far away often makes me sad when I know I'm missing family gatherings and fun times but that is nothing compared to the sadness and emptiness I feel at not being able to be with my sister at this time.

What a blessing it is to know that our Heavenly Father is mindful of this difficult time. What a blessing it is to know that Colette was born into a wonderful eternal family. She has a mother and a father that will cherish her memory and work hard to make sure they are worthy to be with her forever.


Jenn said...

We're thinking and praying for everyone!

Holly Thatcher said...

So sorry to hear that. I remember your sister Julia. Even with a testimony of the plan of salvation that is just so heartbreaking to lose a baby.