Thursday, July 5, 2012

Amazing Grace - Molly

This past week we have received more news about our sweet baby. It was confirmed that our baby was indeed, a girl. The nurses had suspected it all along, and now we have verification. We have also been in the process of picking out an urn for her, so that we may always have her with us.

We have decided to name her Grace Reynolds. It was not our intended "girl" name, but we felt that it was the most appropriate name for her short time here on this earth. The wind chimes that some friends generously gave us play the tones of "Amazing Grace" and that also made the name more real and more fitting.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.


These are my favorite lyrics in the song. Our baby Grace was my one of my greatest fears, greatest challenges, but yet one of my greatest joys. And as I held her in my hand that night we lost her, and stroked her back, I touched her little hand and admired how perfect she really was, she was so full of Grace. She was full of the faith and grace that I lacked. And she knew there was more work to be done, just not here on this earth. And one day, if we continue to live by the principles and ordinances we know to be true, we will be with her and our other babies one day, as an eternal family.

She is truly our Amazing Grace. 

7 comments:

Sarah Foreman McKellar said...

Your post made me think of this BYU devotional I recently read by Elder Bednar on the strengthening power of the Atonement. He talks about how in the scriptures when we read the word "grace" we could replace it with "enabling power." I love that talk. Here is the link in case you haven't come across it already. We are praying for you!

http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=789

Jill said...

Beautifully shared.

Devon T. said...

Grace is a beautiful and perfect name. Your baby girl is beloved. Thinking of you constantly. <3

Gena Hill said...

Oh Molly, My heart is so heavy for you at this challenging time. As tears stream down my face right now, I hope that I can cry for you now, and you might have one less cry. We may not know the mysteries of heaven and God's plan for us, but I do know you and Jason are nothing short of amazing. It is unbelievable how strong you both are. "Like Steal." My love goes out to you both.
-Gena

Jimmy and Alison said...

Beauitful name ! I pray your heart heals soon.

Anonymous said...

molly, that was absolutely beautiful. i'm just seeing this post for the first time and cannot believe no one has responded to tell you how truly amazing your words are. i'm so happy that you are able to find strength and (some) understanding through this. you are undoubtedly one of the strongest people i have ever known... that any of us who know you have known...we love you!

Marguerite Hancock said...

Molly--my heart is sorrowing over your tender farewell to precious Grace. Sending prayers and love and support from Palo Alto.