Friday, March 4, 2016

Lily, a Jewel, a Glisten of Life

It cheered me up on Wednesday to know others are thinking of my March girl like I am. Within 30 minutes, my dear grandmother and friend Eliza (who I met at Ellerslie this past fall) both sent me something in honor of Lily's birthday. Thank you for loving me and my girl so well. :)

This is the beautiful letter Eliza wrote to Lily (her aunt she mentions was stillborn):

Dearest Lily,

I don't know where to start with this birthday letter, but I know that God has laid it upon my heart to write to you.

Happy sixth Birthday, precious and beautiful girl. Your life was short and for some reason God chose to have you live with Him. Maybe it was because He would have missed you too much here on Earth. Sometimes, things happen and we don't know why. I don't know why my aunt had to die. I don't know why I am in a wheelchair. I don't know why some things happen the way they do. Yet, even with the not knowing why, He knows. God has a purpose in everything, and even though I wish I could have met you, I know you are in a much better place than this Earth. So, keep dancing with Jesus and give my aunt a hug for me if you could. Her name is Adel. I look forward to taking a walk with both you and Jesus in Heaven. Soon and very soon shall we all be together.

Love,
Eliza

Here is a free verse poem for your Lily:

Lily, a jewel, a glisten of life.
An everlasting beauty
Though none upon this Earth did hear your laugh
your life is authentic

Dance my dear with Him
Run and play in the safety of Him
This life is but a breath
Yet, your life has just begun


Here are a couple photos of Eliza and I, taken last fall




Click HERE to read the poem my grandmother sent me on the same day Eliza sent this letter.

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