Shortly after giving birth to their sweet baby Abigail, Katy and Chris has to say goodbye to their her. Abigail was born with a genetic and heart condition that cut her earthly life short. She was blessed to be born to two loving and wonderful parents who have tried to make as many memories as they could with her before she was born and after. After hearing about the loss of this sweet baby I have been reflecting on the eternal nature of our lives. Katy and Chris have a strong faith, as do I, that they will be reunited with Abigail again. It is our Heavenly Fathers plan that we as families are eternal units. That as we go through this life and pass into the next that we will be reunited with family and loved ones.
When I was 5 years old I lost a brother to a tragic drowning accident. It was this pivotal event in my life that solidified my faith that we will be reunited again, that families are forever, and that my parents will see their little boy again, as I know Katy and Chris will see Abigail again. They will always be her parents.
Through Katy and Chris's faith, strength and example Abigail has touched the hearts of many and will continue to as they keep her legacy alive and her memory alive. She is a special spirit that has already touched our family. Addy got to spend some time with Katy when she was pregnant. She embraced and kissed Katy's belly as though she was greeting her long lost sister. She would talk to baby Abigail as she kicked around in Katy. Addy prays for baby Abigail every day and talks about her and Katy constantly. When we told Addy that baby Abigail had to go back to Heaven to be with Heavenly Father Addy said: "That's because she missed him Mommy." I believe she is right! And I also believe that He missed her.
I just want to express my great gratitude for an understanding of eternal families. For the faith that I have that families are forever and that we as a family will live forever. I am grateful for my friendship with my dear friend Katy. She is a true gem and in her I find a source of strength that goes unmatched.
My thoughts and prayers are with my dear friends now and forever!