Today we Interred the ashes of our little darling Gracie Ann into the Columbarium, where they will remain until she will be finally reunited with them at Jesus's Second Coming
At each station, stands a full-sized gruesome reenactment of positioned statues depicting a lurid scene of Jesus's most excruciating and most loving path, where He carried His Cross to Calvary...to be Crucified to pay our ransom.
I have been meditating on these most beautiful outdoor Stations, since our oldest 3 children were still toddling and in strollers
You and I walked together (right after Gracie Ann died) as we prayed about where to place the precious remains of our baby girl in the church prayer garden......
Then we picked a place closest to the Tabernacle....right behind the Altar (on the outside wall of the church)
......and then, just because Jesus can, and because He loves us so much, never failing to show His Merciful Hand in all that we are experiencing
We found out that, the beautiful statue of Our Lady right near her spot.....is of course,
"Our Lady of Grace"
My heart is broken and as each day passes, I am missing our little baby more and more. I FEEL like I will never heal and be truly happy again.
But, you always hold me in your arms and prayerfully tell me that we will be fine, we then we recommit yet again, to always and forever trust in our Precious and Beautiful Jesus, Who will never ever forsake us.
We promised the take on the world together and to never ever leave each other's sides and to always keep each other strong in faith as we joined hands and ran towards Jesus!
We could never have fathomed what our Beautiful Lord had in store for us, way back on that sunny July afternoon....
We could not have possibly foreseen this great suffering, as our Lord Jesus, had not yet readied our hearts for what we experienced on this chilly winter evening
But we did then and still do today, know that our Lord Jesus will never give us more than we can handle
Even if we feel much too weak and debilitated to bear the pain of losing our precious little girl.
For Jesus to use where He sees a need.
Through sickness, and health.....we have been carried through it all, by the Grace of our dear Lord Jesus Christ.
For He has truly blessed and strengthened us through our many sufferings!
I love you so much Jeremy.... and I could not imagine experiencing such an arduous journey through exile with anyone else. We are two halves of one heart, and our delicate frail heart lies within the safeguarded refuge of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
I love you Jeremy so much. Thank you for leading our family on this most laborious journey towards Heaven
To Our Dearest Gracie Ann,
Please ask Jesus to help mommy and daddy grow in holiness and for our entire family to grow closer to Him. Please ask Jesus to keep our faith strong and to never allow us to be plucked from His grasp.
I feel Him carrying me each and every day....wiping my tears, as He continues to heal me
I had no idea that this would be the last picture I would ever take of you alive.
I know that it was the best day of your's.
AND That makes my heart flutter with joy....even as I feel a deep agony in my soul
This is a picture of you peacefully sleeping only a couple of weeks before you were called Home to Heaven
Daddy, mommy, Madison, Savannah, Nicholas, and Isaac
In the Name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit
as it was in the beginning
is now and ever shall be.....world without end,