Last year’s December 12th was very very hard. It was a day that could have been so happy, celebrating Selah’s first birthday, but instead everything just felt very empty and sad. This year…the pang of sadness is a little less intense…though just looking through her things resurfaces many emotions that I often work hard to avoid. Part of me is thankful to still feel twinges of that deep, gripping heartache though because I’m a bit scared of getting to a place where we don’t miss Selah in a deep deep way.
But this year…I write on Selah’s birthday more as an opportunity to remember her life, the gift that she was…the joy that she brought. Over and over, God told His people to remember, to tell future generations, to not forget. Selah’s name was perfect…”to pause and value”…. God gave us a window of time to pause, to enjoy her and to see His love for us through her life. She was an amazing, beautiful, precious gift from Him…
So…just wanted to take a moment to pause and value the life of our sweet Selah and to pause and value our loving, kind, good God who brought her into our lives.
“May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make His face shine upon us;
that Your way may be known on the earth,
Your saving power among all nations.”
~Psalm 67:1 & 2