My sister and her husband lost their beautiful baby girl yesterday. She was only on this earth for a short 15 months but she was such a presence. Everyone who knew her fell in love with her. Her spirit was so strong and vibrant.
Lucy's short life has brought so many people to their knees, pleading to their Father in Heaven. She has brought me so much closer to my Savior. I believe one of Lucy's missions while on this earth was to teach us to see life through our spiritual eyes. To turn to the Savior to find answers and understanding. As section 101 says, “Wherefore, fear not even unto death; for in this world your joy is not full, but in me (Jesus Christ), your joy is full.”
I remember hearing stories of when our brother passed away. My oldest sister and I were were most likely to understand our mother’s pain. But Eliza, the baby of the family, was the one who would sit by her side, day after day offering comfort; understanding her pain. She helped our mom through an extremely painful time. She is so empathetic. During the darkest hours of Liza's life she offered those around her comfort, and said so wisely, "Lucy was not just mine."
I'm so grateful we know the plan of happiness. This life is not the end for their little family. Lucy will be with them again. This life will be extra long for Chuck and Eliza, but someday they will be together again. I can't imagine anything harder than what they have and will yet have to go through, but I know they will get through it. My prayer is that we can learn to see with our spiritual eyes so that veil which separates us from Lucy can grow thin.
Joseph Smith teaches us, “All your losses will be made up to you in the resurrection, provided you continue faithful. By the vision of the Almighty I have seen it.”
Thank you Lucy for changing me. Through my minimal sacrifices in your behalf the Lord has changed me. He has softened my heart and brought me closer to Him. I am changed after holding you in my arms and partaking of your sweet little spirit. I am changed from the countless times I dropped to my knees to plead with Him in your behalf. My journal is laced over the last year with spiritual experiences that have happened to me and my family because of your little life. Lucy, you have changed me in ways no one else could and I am eternally indebted to you for that. I will always love you. xoxo