Let the Past Rest

Monday, June 25, 2012

"Let the past rest. But let it rest on the bosom of Christ."
--Oswald Chambers

Strange as it may sound--because I'm enjoying Zoe so much, and doing so well emotionally, etc., it is causing me to re-visit my grief and realize in a new light what a painful loss I live with. 

Learning to let go is part of my life's work now. But is it not for all of us? 


  1. Excellent advice for all of us.

    It helps when Miss Zoe brings heavenly snuggles from her sister Miss Lucy.


  2. I am amazed at the number of people, myself included, that thought having another baby after losing Luke would help with my grief. I thought I would have to focus more on taking care of this new baby and not on what we lost, but it has been the opposite. I think more about Luke now than I did before his little brother was here. I think its because I know they were just together and I wish I could see them together. I wish I had just been with him. Crazy hard stuff! Thinking of you!!!!


  3. I love what Sheila said.

    I love your entry. It is sweet, beautiful and so touching. You are amazing Molly.

    What beautiful children you have. They are lucky to have you as their mother.

  4. What a beautiful post. Thinking of you during this new season.

  5. Beautiful post.....I admire you and wish for nothing more than happy times with Zoe and Peter. What sweet and lovely children. Their sister is so precious and dear and I'm sure will always be an influence on her siblings and her parents. Letting go is so very hard.....grief is high price we pay for loving someone. I have had my share of grief but the Lord's tender mercies brought a daughter-in-law and my cute little grandson in my life. My son, whom I adopted as a baby 29 years ago, is my only child so having three children now is such a blessing. I only wish my husband and my parents could have lived another year or two to be able to see him. Maybe they already have? Have a wonderful day.

  6. What a powerful quote! Thank you for sharing! Baby Zoe is beautiful! So happy for you all! XO

  7. Molly,
    These pictures of Lucy are so dang cute. I don't remember seeing them before. What a darling, darling little girl.

    I often wonder how Heavenly Father can deal with the simultaneous joy and pain he must constantly feel because of us, his children. It is hard for my little mortal mind to comprehend.

    Love the quote.

  8. What a juxtaposition it must be in your heart.


  9. Coming up on Gabriel's 2 year angelversary and struggling with it so thank you for sharing that quote I really like it. BTW have I said how precious and beautiful little Zoe is I can't wait to meet her sometime.

  10. I have loved that quote for a long time (as well as the passage it comes out of)...just found your blog recently. Blessings in every one of these precious moments.

  11. this post made me revisit your grief, too... i went back to the beginning of your blog and read all the way up to now. and i just want you to know that i love you and your sweet family. so very much.

  12. dear molly.
    your precious baby lucy is one of the most beautiful little girls I've ever seen. i loved your quote about letting the past rest in Christ. i wish i could sweep your pain away. your family is beautiful.

  13. "If you admire the rainbow after the rain, then why not love again after the pain."
    ~A Cinderella Story

  14. Oh Molly, tears... lots of tears. I don't know you but I love you.


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