Sarah and Darren chronicled Jack’s short life with grace, humor and faith. He was rallying, he was growing, we all thought he was going to make it.
But he didn’t.
And on a rainy October day, Sarah and Darren buried their first-born child, their son.
Are you crying? I am. Now get ready for the happy tears.
Grandpa died in January. Selfishly, I still miss him. But it was his time and he surely had a joyful reunion in heaven with his wife whom he had mourned for four years.
In February, darling baby Sofia came to Matt and Jessica(you saw their adoption photos here two weeks ago). And shortly after that Sarah announced she was expecting, again.
I’m a hyper-drive worrier when I’m pregnant but I can’t imagine how joyful and fearful this pregnancy has been for Sarah and Darren. I can’t imagine losing so much….and risking my heart again.
As Sarah neared the end of her pregnancy, she and Darren moved into the “little house” where Grandma and Grandpa spent happy weekends.
Sweet Audrey Pay came into the world Saturday afternoon. 6lbs. 6 oz. profoundly healthy and beautiful all over.
Baby Jack will always be missed, just as we miss all our loved ones, but this sweet girl fills her parent’s aching empty arms and hearts. As Grandpa would say, “Things will work out. Keep trying. Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”
Audrey’s great-grandmother’s maiden name was Pay.
Grandma always used Pay as a middle name and now Audrey shares that privilege.
This is of course, grandma’s ring.
They don’t want her out of their sight.