Life is different without our precious Sephora. Our plans for our “perfect life” together look different now. We got married and wanted to start a family quickly. We did! That morning in November, when that extra line on the pregnancy test showed up, I started shaking! I lay in bed staring at my husband, waiting for him wake up. I just wanted to scream, “We’re Pregnant!” We got to see our baby through ultrasound, and were in awe of what we saw on the screen. There was our baby. Our baby was perfect! Every single day of her life we loved her. Even after finding out she had Trisomy 13 and likely wouldn’t survive…we loved her.
A father’s love is unconditional. It knows no boundaries. There are no rules. His protection extends to the ends of the earth. He’ll let no harm come to you by doing everything in his power to keep you safe. It has been proven that a daughter’s first love is her father. From the moment a daughter is born, she belongs to her daddy, until that day he is asked to give her away to another man she falls in love with. The cycle continues on and on. What happens with our precious Sephora? She had her daddy wrapped around her tiny fingers from the moment we knew we were pregnant. She’ll always be his from now until forever. We won’t get to give her away on Earth, because she’s still waiting for us to hold her in our arms in Heaven.
Yes. A father’s love is unconditional and unending. Sephora’s smile shines down forever from Heaven to her first love. Her daddy.
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse. (NIV)