Shared by Louise McMillan, FB
Thanks from Lucy’s Mom:
I wanted to take a moment to talk about my Lucy and try to give you all the chance to know her in a way you may not. Lucy was a light. She had the most gorgeous red hair, and beautiful smile I’ve ever seen, she would light up a room in a heart beat. she was a fighter, and brave. Brave unlike anyone I have ever known. She had such little understanding as to what was happening to her on a day to day basis yet if she was able and awake enough she would look at you and smile and fill your heart with so much love you could just burst. For the last 6 months my husband and I stood by her bedside watching drastic ups and downs never knowing if tomorrow would be better or worse than yesterday, and quite frankly I don’t know how she did it. Lucy endured more in her 6 months of life than most people go through in a lifetime and I owe her, I owe her big! She changed me and to honor her the best way I know how is to try to share with everyone just how amazing she is. I have learned so much through this experience and who’s to say I would have ever become the person I am today if it weren’t for her and the things she taught me. Lucy taught me how to be truly grateful, how to embrace the chaoticness of life and let the little things roll off my shoulders. Life IS very difficult, and i pray to God that we never have to go through anything like this again, however I know there are still storms ahead, but I have a new outlook that will make me a better person; a better mother, wife, a better daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
-If my little girl, as sick as she was, was able to open her eyes and watch her mobile spin and smile..then why can’t I wake up in the morning and smile because the sun is shining? There is so much in this life to be grateful for and so often we look past the things that are all around us that have the ability to make us truly happy, and we have to stop. We all need to give thanks for the blessings we have and embrace our normal, because our normal that seems so hard can change so quickly and become so much more difficult, so why wait for a change to happen to realize how good we already have it? Be the change- love yourself, love those around you, love that you have a messy home because you have a house to be messy- wrap your children in love, and when they’re screaming and you can’t get anything done… laugh and remember, that when it gets a little crazy- a little crazy is a lot normal. Find peace within yourself and know that you are strong. I never knew how strong I was before Lucy. From the time I was pregnant and found out about her CDH I was so scared, and now- now, I am strong. She truly changed me. The power of love changed me and I feel that is a very important lesson for everyone to know. We can change the world– everyone who was there today in body and in spirit and those who have given all the love support and prayers certainly changed our world. And that cycle can and will keep repeating! -I have to say knowing how many people came together in Lucys name to pray is simply amazing! Its amazing how she brought people to God!
I wish more than anything she was here, but my prayers were answered, Lucy is healed and pain free, and that is amazing. If we all can remember to keep our faith even through the darkest times God will weather us from the storms- he wants to see us prevail, he wants Lucys memory to stay alive, he wants people to come to Christ by knowing her story, her Life has such great purpose! and I want you all to know that my faith is stronger than ever, He has not left us alone, he has us wrapped up in so much love and has been providing for us through this entire experience, and through everything, I am grateful. Grateful-thanks to my Lucy and the Lord above for giving her to me to realize all these things in a way I never had before. I love my daughter with all of my heart. I miss her everyday and life will never be the same without her. -But God gave me a very important job to do and that’s to remind everyone no matter what is going on in your life he’s watching over you, he’s there for you, he loves you and please find peace in knowing he’s got it all under control, you just have to have a little faith. He’s got our Lucy girl and all our prayers have been answered, she is healed, she went home and she is dancing for eternity! God bless my little girl God bless all of you, thank you so much for being with us today