Wednesday, June 6, 2012

She is almost 1/2 my age:)

Meet my sweet friend Katie...
She is almost 1/2 my age...

We share a bond most friends would never want to share... our children are sharing Heaven with the God of the Universe...(Sharing Heaven with the God of the Universe is AWESOME!  We only wish we could have had more time with our babies before they got to meet their Savior... that is the hard part as mommies!)

I will never forget getting a phone call last August while I was on the road to meet a friend in Kansas... This couple from our church had a college age daughter, this young daughter's best friend was in labor with a baby girl, Emily, that would be born still... She was only 21 years old...

My heart was immediately broken for her...
How would she handle this at 21??? How did I handle it at 37?  She was about to meet her baby girl face to face for the first time... but nothing about it would be as she planned...  It would be a beautiful but gut wrenching and traumatic time....

They gave me her phone number and I called her the night before Emily's funeral service... She was expecting my call... When I told her who I was, through tears, her first words were, "How do you do this?"  We cried together and a friendship started to form...

I met Katie face to face at the funeral for Emily the next day...


God has been so sweet to allow my friend Katie and I to get to know one another.  (Isn't she precious??) Although, I wish we would have met under different circumstances.  I am so thankful that the Lord gives us people to walk this journey with us... especially people who understand it first hand.

 She only lives about 5 minutes away... so tonight we went for a run/visit:)  Even though, I could almost be her mom... my time with her is so special to me.  We share the most intimate of heart wounds... the death of a child... and no matter what age you are, when you are a mom with one of your children in Heaven... there are things you deal with or think on a daily basis that not many would get... So to be able to share those thoughts and feelings with someone and not have them judge you or think you might have just lost your mind is a gift.

She is beautiful, inside and out... funny... honest...she doesn't mince words... so open and supportive of me, our family and our life! I love her!  My whole family does! 

2 comments:

Tesha said...

How very blessed she is to have you! I hope God brings more mama into my life that we can lean on each other. Still I am thankful for my online support :)

Becky said...

Oh I remember. How blessed to have each other for precious support. Answered prayers for sure!