Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
2 to 3 Years After // Growth After Child Loss
April 16, 2016: Our son Jesse was standing behind my husband's truck while he backed out of the driveway. Jesse instantly died. It was a tragic accident. Our lives will never be the same. We will never be the same.
The 1st year was an emotional roller coaster ride. We were driven by a deep longing for security and stability in life. My husband was an emotional wreck. 6 months after Jesse died our 4th baby was born. I was also homeschooling our oldest child and our toddler. Looking back, I know that God kept me going, for the sake of my marriage and our other children. Read my blog posts to find out how we got through the first year.
In our 2nd year, we had more trials and losses. Health problems, job loss, a big financial loss and a miscarriage. God let us go through fiery trials and a test of our faith so that we would grow stronger in love and faith. Before Jesse's 2nd death anniversary, April 16th, God once again turned our whole life upside down, by sending us literally Down Under. He closed the doors for us in Canada and opened new doors in Australia.
In our 3rd year, we moved to Australia and had our rainbow baby. Our fifth child. Rebuilding a life is exhausting. But we are glad we got a second chance.