I woke up early this morning, which is not a usual habit of mine, and when I was walking across the house, I could see the ocean. My family lately has been coming to the beach for thanksgiving, so I not only anticipated thanksgiving being hard , but also the fact that we came to the place where we feel closest to Mary Anna. Bittersweet. It’s windy and messy here, and as I walked closer, I could hear the crashing of the waves. I came to get back into bed, but I needed to feel my Mary Anna, so I grabbed a sweat shirt, my glasses, and my man, and we sat by the waters edge. We did not sit long, but we took it all in. The sounds, the sun slightly rising to our right, the crashing of the waves, and the air was so cold that it made our bones hurt. Not as much as my heart hurts. I quietly cried and softly said, “I just miss her”, and D held me and said, “I do too.”
So that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none beside me. I am The Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, The Lord, do all these things.
Keep Walking is a blog about walking through a part of life that we never knew we would have to walk through. We have learned that each step of moving forward without our baby girl, Mary Anna, is a step that we have to take, but that we never expected to take. I hope to share the good and the bad and help others who might not know how to Keep Walking. This is a window into our lives, and I hope that you will leave encouraged.