It’s impossible to pass through April 25th without thinking of Selah.
But I hesitate to write much because I don’t have any expectations of others remembering and don’t ever want to imply that I do…
I also waver because some who are hurting don’t ever witness love-surrounding.
And some who are hurting, have not yet experienced the balm of Heaven assurance and the soothing of time-passed-by.
And also because I’d really rather remember her birthday, not the day she died.
On the other hand, over the years of writing here, I’ve shared when this was a really, really hard day.
But today was a good day. A healing day. A day full of love.
A day when it was impossible to forget she is in Heaven.
And, as I said…
It’s impossible to face an April 25th without remembering Selah.
We will always miss her, but today, though there was a bit of extra ache,
I mostly just felt surrounded by God’s love.
As it was back in those first days of grief, His love this week surpassed.
And once again, it was others He used to share His love with us.
It was in the message from our lawyer, letting me know he finalized the adoption of another Selah this week and had shared our Selah’s story.
And the text messages of loving memories.
And the pink flowers delivered by close friends.
And the breakfast dropped off this morning, even though over and over I said it wasn’t necessary.
And the note that comes this week each year from Selah’s doctor.
And even in the pink sprinkle doughnuts from adopted “aunts” who know we love to remember with joy and celebration.
So I want to pause just a moment to thank God…
For the healing love that has overshadowed the heartache.
And for those He uses in our lives to remind me of–
His love, and the love of His children.
“See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are!” ~1 John 3:1 NLT
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~John 13:35