Four years ago today~I watched Chelsea drive off to school, then bound through the door after school to head down to her room to turn on her music. We then heard her voice as she told us about her plans for the night. A few hours later, she left all bundled up and excited to go on her date, but didn't leave before saying, "I LOVE YOU MOM!" That moment is priceless for me, for it was the last time I would hear those words from her for a long time. Oh how I miss that girl of mine.
Each year I wonder what feelings this day will bring, and so far, each year has been the same. Thoughts flood my mind of the events of that day~ before and after. It is hard to recall the moments following the dreaded phone call , because from that moment on our lives forever changed.
But, we try to focus on some things we have learned.. like:
Heavenly Father's tender mercies were upon us.
Faith is a continual process
Chelsea is still very much a part of our daily lives
The Temple brings peace and joy more than anywhere else
We love you Chelsea, thank you for being such a beautiful daughter, and such a perfect example of trusting in God's will.