Saturday, January 10, 2009

Oh, How He Loves Us!

Five years ago today our sweet little Chloe Marie Cunningham was born.  Most of you all were with us during our "Chloe Season".  She was stillborn at 37 weeks due to anencephaly (a fatal birth defect).  It was the most difficult season we'll hopefully ever have to face, BUT it was such a sweet time with the Lord.  I've never again felt such grace & peace that could only come from the Lord!  

For the past several days I've been reading through Ecclesiastes.  So today I opened my Bible & started reading the next chapter, chapter 6.  It was about how a stillborn child is better off than a man who gains everything but doesn't know Jesus because she is at rest in heaven!  I guess I didn't know that  stillborn children were even mentioned in the Bible!?!  I just thought  it was a neat little way that the Lord let me know that He loves me &  is thinking about me today!  He sure has blessed us a lot in the last 5 years, hasn't He?

Here is the best picture I could get of our sweet girls in their rainbow shirts today:

Now that the girls are getting older, I wonder what Chloe would have been like?  Would she have been talkative like Sophie or maybe a lil' firecracker like Libby??  God only knows!  I can't wait to hug & kiss on her one day!!  :)

Happy Birthday, Sweet Chloe!