On the topic of life after death there is so much that I can write about the subject, and will, just not today.
Today I want to share with you about a new life after Lucy's death, a life that we still can't believe is happening. On March 12, what would have been Lucy's 7th birthday, we were gifted a surprise present from Heaven, the news of a new baby!
It's true for those of you who may have heard the news but have not seen us, or have seen us but were too polite to say anything:). I am pregnant and we are thrilled to be expecting a new baby, and might I add very soon! Baby Marlett is expected to make his or her debut sometime in the middle of November.
Finding out we're pregnant one year after loosing our baby girl to a devastating disease, and on her birthday nonetheless, it's nearly impossible to describe the emotions that accompany arguably two of life's greatest changes - life and death. To simultaneously grieve the loss of Lucy and be joyful for the new life growing and wiggling inside me is indescribable.
We have run the full gamut of emotions, from questioning God yet again for choosing us for this journey, to praising and thanking Him for entrusting us with a new life. All of the emotions that new expecting parents experience, we are feeling them, in addition to all of the emotions that parents who have experienced the death of a child feel. Lucy's life and death has forever changed us!
How do the kids feel about the new baby? They are over the moon thrilled to have a new baby brother or sister in their life. We believe that Lucy is too. The kids each believe that Lucy sat with God and picked just the right baby to join our family.
For those of you who are wondering, this has not been an easy pregnancy. I'm not in my twenties or thirties anymore, but I won't complain, to you anyway :). Our family of six, God willing, will soon be a family of seven. We are preparing for yet another huge life change in our house!