Friday, September 05, 2008

Getting ready for the Cross-country Dash

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. --- Today we are sadly leaving my Cousin Sheree and Jimmy's home for the first leg of our return to the east coast.

Our plan for now is to stop at Mount St Helens on the way back to Olympia, Wash., pick up the newly repaired VUE, visit shortly with Heather's cousin Joey and Sarah while we gather the rest of our belongings, then head in an easterly direction for a few days.

While the visit with Sheree and Jimmy and their kids has been uplifting and engaging, it has also been rout with sadness as we've lost the baby.

We understand there is purpose in all pain, and God would not have allowed this if there wasn't a greater reason than our loss, yet, we feel the loss of this child and what she would have become.

We are thankful in the loss that God allowed us time to spend with her and to bring her home to rest in our mountains.


Kat said...

You are all in our prayers!

Stephanie said...

Bell! We got your post card at work today. I'm so glad to see that you are enjoying your retirement and enjoying your family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know your faith will help you through your grief. I wish you and your family safe travels as you head home. Stay safe and take care.


Stephanie said...

I've been reading through all of your past blogs. Your pictures are AMAZING. Liam is learning more than he ever could from any text book. What a great experience for him at his age! Glad to see your doing well.

By the way...almost didn't recognize you with all the facial hair. haha :)


Anonymous said...

Aubrey and Heather,
You are in my prayers, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you as you go through the days ahead. Much love and God speed as you travel home.
Shannon Lambert Davidson