I don’t often re-blog, but I am often encouraged by Hannah’s posts. If you want to see courage and perseverance in real time, I encourage you to follow her on her journey. And check out her Etsy shop, Nannys Landing, where you can find cute gifts and other items like key fobs and head scarfs. Thank you, Hannah for showing us what choosing hope looks like.
Today it has been 11 years since we snuggled our little girl close and held her tiny hands as she took her last breath on this earth. Sometimes I am still so angry that I could not make her better. That’s what mamas are supposed to do; make things better. I had one big important job, and I could not do it.
Then I remember that WASN’T my job. I /wanted/ it to be my job; the job of being a mama that could fix things. Instead I was given the job of opening my hands wide of my own control. I was given the job of looking into the teary faces of three sweet, grieving siblings and teaching them to trust that God is still good, even in our hurting. I was given the job of white-knuckling a marriage that the statistics were stacked against because of the big…
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