Thursday, February 23, 2012

What will be


I snapped this picture quickly yesterday afternoon.
In the midst of laughing, and squirming and kissing and cuddling.

My two girls and my sisters sweet baby girl. Olivia Joy.

New babies, I always think, are the closest thing to heaven we will ever be here on earth.
Holding them makes me feel a little closer to my own babies waiting in heaven.

Just when I think I've settled it within me, I hold this little girl and it hits me again.
"What could have been" I sometimes think.   

But then I wouldn't have my Bella Grace and Mia Glory. 
My gifts and my joy.
And I wouldn't want it any other way, really. 

One day, I know I will see mine all together. And I am thankful that I do.

But I think God gives me little glimpses now and then.

Not of "what could have been" 
but of what will be.


  1. they are so sweet.
    i look forward to all my children being together one day.

  2. How beautiful... and worded so perfectly.

  3. if you think about it if things would have gone differently, they way that you hoped and prayed, then you wouldn't have had Mia because you wouldn't have probably got pregnant that exact month, and this way you have Mia and you have your babies in heaven.

  4. I came here from Beautifully Rooted and think your spot is lovely here. Thanks for this post and I will visit again! Blessings!

  5. Everything about this is just perfec!

  6. Loved your blog today Laura!!! Saw that you wanted some King cake. Would love to have you over next year for a little Mardi gras party :)! Have a wonderful day! Thanks again for sharing your sweet heart!

  7. Your girls are adorable! Isn't it amazing the ways God blesses us? And you are so right, babies are about the closest thing to heaven! I'll probably end up with like 20! ;) xoxo.

  8. I love that we can depend on God's promises, and know that one day we will all be reunited in glory!

  9. So beautifully put. It's hard not to wonder what would have been, until you see how perfect what IS is. God is good.

  10. Beautiful.....the sight of my two together melts my heart.

  11. So precious and you are right it WILL BE!

  12. So precious and you are right it WILL BE!

  13. This is so true. Just keep hanging in there. :) You have beautiful little girls!


♥ ♥ ♥