Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Olivia!

Today would be Olivia Grace's 2 year birthday. For those of you who don't know, Chad and I lost our first baby @ 27 weeks of pregnancy. It was a total shock, and to this day we don't have any concrete medical reasons to explain it. But we do know that God's timing is perfect and that was the time he had planned for her.  Romans 8:28 say's "And we know that God causes ALL things to work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Even though this was devastating and heartbreaking, in the same moment we could rest in the fact that God was still good, and this was part of His perfect plan. That doesn't mean we don't still grieve, It means that we as believers have hope and peace knowing our perfect God is in control. A day doesn't go by that I don't wonder what life would have been like or what she would have been like but,  We rejoice in knowing she is in Heaven with our great God and anxiously await to see her and hold her again when we join her someday.  Happy Birthday Olivia! We love you and miss you! 


Megan said...

Thanks for sharing such a heart felt post. I had no idea her birthday was a day before Heidi's.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Oliva! What sweet sentiments Carly, we are again encouraged by your response to such a trial. To God be the glory!

L a u r a said...

A touching post, Carly. Love the scripture. I had no idea that you were 27 weeks along when you lost your daughter.

As they say, little boys need more than one guardian angel, so I'm sure Hudson will keep Olivia Grace busy in Heaven helping watch over him!

Lizzie lu said...

Carly that is so sweet
i am also sad i never met her but you are so strong and that is why you are a role model to me
thank you for that sweet sweet reminder!