As anticipated, it was very hard to leave little Ella at the hospital. As we drove away, I felt a piece of me being tugged further and further away. I know she will be taken care of, I just long to hold her and be the one to take care of her. One day I will.
While I was in the hospital the nurses, doctors, and visitors knew my family's story and treated me accordingly. I feel so vulnerable being out in the "real world" now. Walking around in public I realize now more than ever that there is a story behind every person. As we come in contact with others known and unknown we should really treat them as precious children of God. We do not know what is happening on their life journey. Jesus calls us to be lights in this dark world....so shine!
Life will throw hard things at us, but we must continue to shine for others and for our God who is the source of our light.