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Acceptance: Past & Present

I’ve accepted that my firstborn is gone from this life. Came for a time and left when she was called. Acceptance yields surrender but not peace. Acceptance is part of grieving well but it does not heal the wound.

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I’ve accepted that my second born daughter is a gift and a balm. She’s here for a different purpose and she, too, is precious in the sight of God. Acceptance is part of living on but it does not leave the past behind.


 

Heidi’s birthday, the first of November, we’d planned a special family celebration in memory of her. The day arrived and we had no energy to spare for such an occasion. We slept in late, ate very little, said very little, and took a walk in the orchard.

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You will find that is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. – author unknown

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair. – Von Goethe

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In these bodies we will live; in these bodies we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life. – Mumford & Sons

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