Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lily would be the age Sierra was

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about something and forgot to write about it... so wanted to share it now before I forget again.

In fall 2011, I went to Colorado for a season to attend Ellerslie Leadership Training. It will always remain one of the most precious times of my life and has shaped me immensely.

Anyways, when I was there, so was a precious little girl named Sierra... I wrote about her on my blog before. I got very close with this sweet girl and God used her to heal my heart in new ways. I will always love and miss her so much. At the time when we were at Ellerslie, she was three years old. I remember thinking then that three seemed so grown up and I couldn't imagine what it would be like when the time came that my Lily should be three... she would have been one and a half when I was at Ellerslie. Well, it's coming up on two years since I left for Ellerslie. I truly cannot believe how fast time flies. I realized recently that my Lily would now be the age Sierra was when I was at Ellerslie.

As I write this, Lily would almost be the exact age to the day that Sierra was when we graduated Ellerslie in December 2011. It's a bittersweet thought. How fast my daughter would be growing up. In knowing and remembering Sierra at that age, I can in a small way imagine how Lily might be today. So innocent, precious, and spunky, I imagine her being.

I never know when thoughts like this will catch me off guard. It's just a reminder that this life without Lily is a journey of moments like this...

You can read more about Sierra and how God used her in my life by clicking here.

Here are some of my favorite photos of Sierra and I... :)

*For those who haven't read my letter to Lily, it is also on and this week if you're interested in reading!


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