Thursday, November 12, 2009

heaven sent

It's hard to even know what to say as time keeps moving on day by day.

I'm still overwhelmed with the spirit and the comfort it keeps bringing me. My Dad's funeral was amazing. Perfect and amazing. The speakers spoke with the spirit, their words have touched me deeply and I will be forever changed. There was an ocean of people who came to learn more of my Dad and what he brought to this earth. They left knowing him.

As each new day begins, I hear the words that our dear friend Jim Lindsley spoke to my family through his talk on Monday.
He asked us, "What would your Dad want you to do now? We have life ahead of us, LIVE IT!"

So as hard and as different things may be, that's what I keep telling myself. Live it.

We have fond and happy memories to hold onto, as well as new and exciting ones to make. One that keeps me smiling is the arrival of our new baby...GIRL! Yes, baby girl :) What an amazing experience that will be. Straight from heaven, a piece of my Dad I'm sure will be sent with her.



Thanks for giving me strength and hope baby girl.
I love you.

16 comments:

Devrie Pettit said...

Shawna- You are amazing. What a perfect and spiritual post. Reading all your posts and updates causes me to wonder if I would have your strength if I went through this. I hope so. We are excited for the new addition to your family.

kupukaa_ohana said...

Shawna, congrats on the baby girl! you are so amazing and such an example. hang in there. xoxo

Allison and Josh said...

Oh Shawna, I am so happy for you! Your baby girl will be perfect and adorable and I'm sure your dad is taking good care of her! You are such an incredible example of faith and strenght to all of us! LOVE YOU!

ericksonslc said...

I love you Shawna!

Dave and Lacey said...

Shawna- I was so sad to hear about your dad. You have such an amazing attitude and such great faith. I am so excited for you to be having another little girl. I can tell you are a wonderful mother and what a blessing this will be to add another child to your family. Let me know if you need anything, really.

Lacey

Anonymous said...

Shawna, you are truly my hero. You are so strong and you're such a great friend. Congrats on the baby girl. That's so exciting!

Christi said...

Shawna- I know I said it before, but I'll say it again: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've been thinking of you and your family a lot. Your strength is amazing. I'm glad that there is a silver lining in the new little life you're growing inside you. How exciting for Taryn to have a sister. Maybe my boys and your girls will all go on a double date one day!

Ali said...

You're teaching me. Thank you so much for making me want to be better.

I love the idea that your little girl will be bringing a piece of your Dad with her. I completely believe that.

Natalie said...

I love baby girl wilson!!! I am so excited to see what she looks like, I wonder if she will look just like Taryn or more like Robbie with dark hair ??!!! I love you girly! You are AMAZING! You have so much faith and are so strong. Thank you for your beautiful example... It is good for me to remember all of this, it is easy to forget.

Magdalena said...

Yay! This is so great. All the very best to you Shawna!

Carrie Ross said...

We are so excited for another darling litte Shawna to join the family! We can't wait!

Erin said...

Shawna, you are amazing! I can't believe that I wasn't there and haven't been with your family. But I feel like I have been with you guys! Oh, my heart has been with you every day. Thank you for your wonderful example of faith and courage. When others should be the ones comforting you, you always seem to be able to strengthen and lift everyone around you! I would love to come visit when we are in town for Thanksgiving. Love you!!

Heather Tolbert said...

I'm so sorry at what you have had to go through these past few weeks! I am excited to hear that you are having another little girl. I also have no doubt that your dad will be with her as she comes into this world. Stay strong and always remember the greatest blessing of eternal families!

Kaci said...

HI Shawna, I just stumbled upon your blog and want to say congrats on the pregnancy and that it's a little girl! Also through your blog and through you facebook you have amazed me with the strength you have to get through this most difficult time in yours and your familys lives. You have inspired me. You continue to be in my prayers!!

Jen and Jared said...

You are such a great example of faith and strength Shawna. Your dad's funeral was beautiful, there was so much love and peace there. He lived a great life and left an amazing family. Thank you! And congrats on your baby girl!

Cathy said...

Congratulations! Your blog post was beautiful, I love how you said that a piece of your Dad will surely be sent with her. You are so right! What a tender moment that will be, when the veil is again thin. You are a source of inspiration for the rest of us, as we prepare to face what life has in store for us.