Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a good Monday.

I have something I want to share with you all. I’m sure some of you may have realized that the Jekyll trip was another huge “first ” for us. Our first trip there without Julie. It was hard without her but many new, happy memories were made!

Many years ago, I saw a picture of a plague on Facebook. I have remembered it many times since then. The plaque said something like this-“on my darkest days I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown”.

The Lord brought this quote to my mind just a few days before we left on our trip. I had definitely prayed a lot about this trip.

As soon as we got there and unloaded the car, our first place to go was Driftwood beach. While we were walking, something shiny in the sand caught my eye.

Now I know to many this is just a necklace but to me it was hope. A visual reminder to help me in this hard time. I walked the beach every morning watching Him raise the sun. I talked, He listened. He talked, I listened.

On that first morning when I stepped onto the beach and saw the sun peeking over the water, I thought, ok Lord, this is me attempting to straighten my crown.

I realize the death of a child is something a person never gets through. It is a place I will walk in the rest of my days here on this earth. I will try though with God’s help, the help of my family and friends to walk in this place with my crown straight.

I plan on hanging the necklace on the wall beside my bed to help me remember that God is with me in this. That I am His and He is mine.

I realize this post is not a normal post for me but I wanted to share this. I am not good with expressing my feelings in words but I wanted to try.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. The sting of your loss makes my heart heavy for you, but the hope you have in Christ is an encouragement. Thank you for sharing both in this post. Knowing that you are looking for the joy in the moment by seeing the new memories made in a sweet place is lovely. These pictures are beautiful too. smile May you feel the Lord’s loving arms around you in this season. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


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