Sunday, October 9, 2016

Capture Your Grief ~ Day 9

Day 9: Surrender + Embrace
October 9, 2016 


Day 9. Surrender + Embrace: I am going to put my own spin on today's topic.

This entire journey of God scripting Lily's life and legacy has been marked by surrender... Surrendering my dreams and hopes for the future, when I faced an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 19/20. Surrendering my life to embrace hers. Surrendering my all to Christ.

Embracing the beautiful life I thought I'd have with my little girl. Embracing how "God used her existence to alter mine," as her song says.

Then when she died, surrendering her life back to the One who first thought of her, loved her, and knit her together in my womb for a purpose.

Embracing that unique plan and purpose for her. As lyrics in a song by The Civil Wars say, "I don't have a choice, but I'd still choose you." I'd still choose you, sweet girl. I'd choose *you* a million times over for I love who God created you to be and the purpose He has in both your life and your death.

Embracing the only motherhood I've ever known, which is mothering a legacy.

Surrendering the life I now have and embracing the calling God has on my life, in many ways because of my sweet girl. 💖

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