What a difference a year makes…I find myself looking back and remembering last year on Easter. Where we were, what we were doing…. Poppy had barely come off of ECMO…Brad and I were just doing our best to make the day ‘normal.’ But what’s ‘normal’ about having your sweet baby in the CICU? I remember thinking that, had Poppy not been born with HLHS, but healthy, in Bozeman, surrounded by friends and family, we would be getting dressed up to go to church and probably showing off our new addition for the first time…spending the special day with family and friends, and celebrating what Christ has done for us on the cross. Instead, we were in Seattle, trying to make the day enjoyable for Crosby, and be all we could be for Poppy.
Here today, a year later, Poppy is back in the hospital with RSV…in a very different place than last Easter. By the grace of God and the selfless act of her donor family, she is here with us, and quite stable, praise The Lord!! Here, a year later, I can honestly say, that had we gotten to have a ‘normal’ Easter last year, I don’t think our faith in our Saviour would be what it is today. As Christians, we should be celebrating Easter every day, and I’m convicted to say that I fail at this constantly, but what I can say, is that because of our trials, what Christ has done for us on the cross means something so much deeper and so much more to us now. Praise The Lord for He is good!! May we delight in Him all of our days ❤️ God bless you all!! Happy Easter!! Christ is risen!! Hallelujah!! 😊
Easter Pictures taken by: Loni Judisch Fine Art