Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Life of Hadley

We have no comprehension the plans that God has for each of us. Nor could anyone know the plans He had for Jared, Jane Ellen, and baby Hadley.

The first signs of pregnancy I can only imagine the joy that filled their hearts. To discover at 21 weeks that your precious little one may never survive to term had to be heart wrenching. Then to choose life when others want you to avoid the pain that is coming...forgetting that the pain is already here. It is amazing how we will try to lessen the pains we have but often they only create bigger and deeper wounds. Pain was not allowed to be avoided, it is a realization that something is happening. Apart from Christ I can only imagine that pain is unbearable because it has no purpose. In Christ, we realize that pain serves its purpose as we are used by a Heavenly Father that loves us more than anything to bring us closer to Him. AND it can be a picture for others to see a Fathers love.

If there is a broken arm that needs to be reset, we as parents are glad to allow that pain to enter because we know we are doing something FOR our child, not to them. God does not bring about pain, but He does allow it.

Jared and Jane Ellen choosing life even when there seemed to be no hope will actually be their healing as well as a picture of what Joy, Peace, and Love, can endure, and will become!

The birth and life of Hadley Jane will be a beautiful picture of what God can do in the hearts of His children.

The video below tells a story of two families, joining together as one. There really can be JOY in the midst of unbelievable pain.

You will see grandparents, siblings, and two parents awaiting the arrival of Hadley Jane.
You will see and experience the love of a father and a mother for their little girl.
You will see and feel the love of a family as they enjoy life, mourn death, and experience peace with the memories.

What I was completely captivated by was a fathers love for his child that is a picture of God's love for us. Hadley, had her fathers love the moment she was created. Nothing she did earned that love. It was hers from the beginning.

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Roman 5:1-8

Jared and Jane Ellen will walk what God has allowed to pass through His fingers because they understand His love and desire for you to know His love as well. You see, the life of Hadley (all 93 minutes) can be a living picture of the father's love.

They loved ALL of her!

And God loves ALL of you!

Video by duke photo boutiQue

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