Monday, January 4, 2016
Wren died eight weeks ago.
I have had eight weeks to process her death and try to make some sense of it. Eight weeks to think of the loneliness. Eight weeks to miss my daughter.
I am angry. I am sad. I grieve and I mourn and I am comforted by the vision of her dancing and laughing with Jesus.
Eight weeks ago, she was made whole and my heart shattered.
In the midst of my pain, light shines through. I have learned more about hope and love than ever before.
My sweet friend and mentor, Lauren, recently walked the halls of the orphanage where Wren lived and died. She was there to rescue her daughter who was barely living - nine pounds at seven years old.
In the midst of gaining a precious daughter, Lauren took the time to search out my daughter and honor her short, beautiful life.
Each time I try to put my gratitude and feelings into words, they fail me.
So here are hers.
Wren's life mattered.