One year ago today, our little Afton was born. I am in shock that a whole year has passed since she was with us for that brief time. That oh so brief time when time stopped. It really feels like yesterday.
She has changed our lives in so many ways. Her short life is a constant reminder to me that our Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us. Accepting her plan here on earth (as her mother), has been one of the hardest things for me to do. One sweet day I will understand it all.
Knowing we will be with her again is a treasure I hold dear.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – the Sermon on the Mount
My sweet friend Danyelle made this little heart pin after our little Afton passed. It’s perfect for how we feel about our little Afton.
Today will be a day full of love, tears, laughter and a lot of reflection on the beautiful life of our little Afton and the plan that our Heavenly Father has for each one of us. I know she will be with us, as I know she has been with us so many times this year.
We are planning a service project in Afton’s honor that I will talk more about next week. We are naming it “Afton’s Angels”. We want to be her angels here on earth. Join us today and this week by serving and loving your loved ones a little more. Hug your children a little longer today and tell them that you love them, because life is too short not to do it often. If you are on Instagram, I’d love to have you join me by using the hashtag #AftonsAngels to connect us all together loving and serving those around us.
My most favorite picture we have of Afton without all the cords was edited by a sweet reader last year. One of the many acts of kindness we received. (thank you again.)
We love you little Afton Jean. Happy 1st Birthday.