The sky never looked so beautiful until Heaven took you.
Ever since Lilly died I've felt like the sky has dimmed. The sun was no longer as bright. Even though I see all the beauty of spring outside, it's not the same.
However, yesterday I kept thinking of the words on this picture. I used it to begin to transform my thinking. Now my eyes are so often drawn to the sky and I think "How beautiful! My Lilly is up there smiling!" Thank you God!
In thinking about how just a few words could help me change how I felt, I was reminded of the part of 2 Corinthians 10:5 where we are urged to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." There is freedom and power in being able to do that. Not that it's always easy!
Today I skimmed a short e-book that I saw linked in a post in a Trisomy Angels group. It is written by a mom of a baby named Cora that lived for five days. (She had a heart defect and her death was a surprise.) The e-book is called "When A Friend's Baby Dies." (Click the title for a direct link. Here is the homepage of the website: http://corashopesanddreams.org/ ) I thought the author had a lot of very useful things to say and that the e-book is a very good resource. It is FREE. So download it and save it for when you might need it!
I've mentioned several times before, that this grieving process over Lilly has been teaching me a lot about how to better support others going through this. I still have a lot to learn though, so I appreciate ideas from others.