River wasn't responsive when he was born, due to the cord around his neck, twice. He came back from that, to grace us with 6 days full of love stronger than I had ever known. God didn't take him from me, He allowed me time with him. Time for me to be his mother, time to enjoy my pregnancy and the short week we had with him in our arms. I couldn't think of a better gift!
The saying that "God doesn't give you more than you can handle," has got to be one of the worst things anyone can say to a grieving person. What I think people mean is the following:
This makes much more sense to me!
I have to thank my dear friend, Kelly at Kix Photo, for taking this picture for me. It reminds me that I can handle this, with God's help. He has given me the tools and the people in my life to keep helping others and keep moving forward. It reminds me that my strength comes from my faith and River giving me the nudge to keep going every day. It makes me realize that River was given to me, as a gift to enjoy for however long I chose, and I choose to enjoy him every day of my life.