Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Something Beautiful

"I wanna start it over, I wanna start again.  I want a new beginning, one without an end..."

Those are the opening lines to the song "Something Beautiful" by Newsboys, the first song in the photo montage that I put together for Lynnea's funeral last year (it's posted on here too if you follow the link marked "Lynnea's Story").  One year ago today, Lynnea received her new beginning, one without an end.  I will never forget the feeling of holding her in my arms rocking her that last time, knowing that it was time for her to go.  She opened her eyes for a moment to look at me, for one final goodbye, before she was taken from my arms into Jesus' arms in heaven. 

Today, it is hard not to think about all of the suffering that she endured during her short life, and how truly ready she was to not hurt anymore.  She was tired, she had suffered so much, and it was time for her to go.  She was and always will be something beautiful in my life, and I am glad that now, instead of experiencing all of the pain that life on earth brought for her, she is in heaven, living a perfect life that never ends.