My First Night with AriWhen Arianna was delivered to our front door, little did we know the life change we were about to experience. We celebrated 18 JOY filled months with her, before the Lord lifted her from our home. The last time I spoke with her on the phone was her 3rd birthday, 4 years ago. We sang happy birthday together and she said "I love you, mommy Amy". Our journey ended with much heartache, yet the heartache was necessary for what the Lord wanted to deliver next.
Our Sweet walk of FAITH
Our Glorious Gift of SUNSHINE
and of course, soon to be in our home and arms...
Our Precious Gift of Grace!
The loss of Ari Joy was, and still is, the most painful thing I have ever walked through. The grief is beyond anything I have ever experienced. I continue to learn that it is in the things that are most difficult, and at times painful, where we find the greatest joys and blessings of life in Christ. I have come to know the heart of my Father in more profound ways than I could have ever known. For that I am forever grateful!
I had no idea, but this was my last day with her...
Happy 7th birthday Arianna Joy!
We love you very much and will forever carry you in our hearts!