Today is the day my sweet Lydia was born. This was always a special day. She loved to spend the day shopping, drinking coffee and eating lunch with her mother. Then the entire family would go out to dinner. We would then come home and sing happy birthday while Lydia blew out the candles of her birthday pie! Yes pie ... she didn't like cake. Last year for some reason Lydia decided she just wanted to spend the day with just she, Lisa and I. We had a wonderful day, and a day I will always cherish. This year we will spend the day by celebrating, not mourning. There will be tears, but only because we miss our beautiful Lydia. We are going to visit the cemetery, then go shopping, and then out to one of Lydia's favorite places - Olive Garden. Then we'll come home and all share a birthday pie! We love you Lydia, we miss you and we rejoice knowing that you are experiencing the joy of God's presence. My step-mother CJ shared these words with me today: "in Me, death marks the beginning of the abundant life I intended all along." That is my comfort! Happy birthday Lydia! I can't wait to wrap my arms around you again!
News from the North
Author: JR Wilson