Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Babies and Bowling

We celebrated Ella’s second Easter, our first without her. I can’t believe a year ago my little girl was just a couple of weeks old. Last year she was struggling to survive and this year we are struggling to survive without her.

This year I finally understand what Easter is all about. As we heard in church on Sunday, God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus, so that we may walk in a new way of life. After losing Ella our pain and grief brought darkness and sadness but now we have hope for the future, a new way of life in which we will help others. Hopefully Ella’s memory will help other families so that they may walk a new way of life too.

I do not know why God wants any child to die and their parents to live life without them. But I do know that Christians believe that death is not the end. So as hard as it was to lose Ella, there is hope beyond this life. Hope that she is in heaven, that she is still with us watching over as our sweet angel.

So even though our Ella Bunny wasn’t here to be with us in a cute little pink dress on Easter day. Even though she wasn’t getting Easter baskets and candy filled eggs, we know she is still celebrating Easter by helping us find a new way of life. She is with us in building Ella’s Halo.

Finishing 40 days of Lent, we have a new 40 days to look forward to.  40 days until our Ella’s Halo Bowling for Babies. We are working on getting donations for our raffle, sponsorships for our lanes and having people purchase tickets. I never knew how much work, how much preparing and details went into planning an event. But each and every moment is spent with Ella’s memory in mind.

May 15th will be here in 40 days and I know a little girl who will be celebrating in heaven. So happy that so many people are helping a cause that will help her friends in the NICU. A cause that will be helping babies and families find their own hope!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am sure that the event will be a complete success. Unfortunately I will be gone that weekend as I'll be in Tucson for my sister & brother-in-law's graduation party. :( I am bummed that I will be missing out on the festivities!

Jericho said...

Good luck---looks like everything is on the road for success. :) How amazing.

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