I don't know why I haven't mentioned this before, but today seems like a good time...
About a month ago I receieved a message on facebook from a girl sending condolences and sweet words, I replied and thanked her for the encouragement! Then.... I looked at her profile and saw many condolences on her wall and I knew something had happened.... she had a link to her blog and I instantly went. What I read is something that forever changed me, I actually sat in the same spot for two hours in disbelief and brokeness that someone else's life was shattered just as mine had been. My new sweet friend Bonnie lost her incredible husband on Jan 5th in a similar way to Preston. It is actually very eery how similar our stories are. She too is pregnant and due in August. And has a little girl the same age as Jacob, however these are just two of the similarities. Bonnie found me through a friend who had heard about our story, but I have no doubt at all that this was God's amazingly loving hand working in both our lives... he has used her in my life and in my grief in ways that I will forever be grateful for. It is moments like this when I feel God's gracious arms wrapped around me so tightly that I feel ashamed I have ever lacked trust in Him.
We actually get to meet soon because she lives close to where Preston's extended family is from - is that not great? As Bonnie and I have met on earth, we have often mentioned that we're sure our husbands have met in Heaven and are looking down on us together. We are beginning to pick up the left over peices that our two sweet men left behind, but we're doing it together... and somehow although we live a thousand miles apart, it makes me feel better. She is an amazing girl, I admire her SO much and I had to share her blog for you to read, and to lift her up in your prayers as well.