Monday, November 11, 2013

1 year

Kirby "Faith" Bradley

On this day 1 year ago, our sweet Kirby went to be with Jesus. We never expected this day would come and our faith was stronger than ever that her healing was coming. Since that day, we have had moments where our faith was strong, weak, and waivering.  The stories of how Kirby has in turn changed the lives of so many has been our strength in knowing God's plan though this journey. Her smile was and is our strength on days of weakness and her fighting spirit infectious to so many.

Since November 11th, we have endured nights and days of tears and sorrow, questioning why, hope in knowing her journey was not void of changing lives, confusion of how we were to move on, how to keep her memories alive forever. Moments where we were angry, frustrated and weak. The roller coaster of emotions continued to flood us just as they did during the 7 months she was with us. Over the past few months, we have been able to experience a greater sense of peace in knowing we will never have all the answers as long as we are here on this earth. Her life changed so many, and ultimately that is what matters most. Her life has changed our life forever and for that I am truly grateful.

As we near the time of welcoming our second child in early December, Joshua Brock Bradley, we are filled with joy in knowing he is being carefully watched over by our precious angel Kirby Faith. Brock will forever know that he has an angel by his side.....that his sister will be with him always. We look forward to the day we all meet as a family in heaven. We know Gods plan is perfect and Brock's life will continue to help restore and heal our hearts.

As I sit here today with continuous tears pouring down my face with every text message, Facebook post, message, etc. I am filled with joy in how the love of friends and family have pulled us through. To our friends and family, those we know and those we have never met, who have continuously supported us when we were grumpy, sad, happy, up or down, we say Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. You will never know how you have given us strength at just the right moment. My prayer today is that our lives and relationship with God will only grow stronger through the journey of "Faith" that we have endured. So today, as we reflect on the days we had with Kirby and the time since her passing, our hearts are heavy, yet hopeful and full in knowing our hope is in the Lord. Our "Faith" is forever in Him.

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