Thursday, September 13, 2012
Last week with Joy
I know a couple days ago I posted about my friends last week with her shop, but now I am posting about the beginning of our last week with Joy. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. We have known for a little over 20 weeks that her journey with us here on earth would come to an end. I was talking to Justin the other night expressing how much I wish I could just hold on to her and that I wish that the time wasn't coming so fast. He helped bring me back to reality when he said that Joy knows what her purpose is and that she needs to be able to fulfill it. I just feel so strongly how special she is and how lucky I am to be her mother more every day.
The blessings and tender mercies that happen every day are amazing. Justin always felt like it would be a neat experience building Joys casket and has had ideas flowing for a long time but has not been able to find a place where he could get the wood he wanted in the size he needed. We were blessed to find out about a man who has the wood Justin was looking for and has let Justin use his shop and all of his tools. Justin has a few tools but using this mans shop has been an amazing experience for Justin. He has been able to make all of the trim pieces and everything from scratch and that has been really special. It has been even more special because he has been able to work with his brother and dad. I really want him to write and tell more about it but I wanted to post a few pictures today. These are all from Tuesday. I didn't get any of Wednesday's pictures but I will post them soon and I am pretty sure he is there today. His phone battery is not working so his phone is dead and I have no idea what he is doing :-)