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Beth’s Amazing Journey #9

by on ‎03-25-2016 01:45 PM

My beautiful Beth loved babies. She was always sharing pictures of our grandkids with the nurses, doctors and patients during her chemo treatments and checkups. Nobody appreciated the innocence and wonder of children like her. I can still see her face beaming as she looked at pictures of other people’s kids and grandkids. She had such a way of making other people feel like their kids were the most beautiful and smart in the whole world. She would always tell them how they should be proud of their beautiful family.

 

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I just shared Kirstyn’s announcement about her third baby today on my Facebook page. Baby number three should be arriving in early October.  It is a real blessing for my family that God has chosen to bring a new life to us following our sad goodbye to Beth almost five months ago. Many of you shared on Facebook that Beth has already held this new baby in heaven. She knew about her/his arrival before Kirstyn and Jeff did. I love that thought. I know that Beth is so happy for all of us. I’m sure she is beaming with pride in heaven. It will probably be bittersweet for Kirstyn as her mom was actually in the room with her when Cole was born and we were both there in the hospital with her the morning that Gavin came into this world.

 

 

 

I’ve been thinking back to when Beth was pregnant with our girls. She was the happiest she ever was during those times. In fact, she was the happiest pregnant woman I have ever seen! She had an amazing glow about her. When I came home from work she would have me feel her tummy when the babies were moving. She would get so excited and laugh with glee when she felt a kick or a punch. 

 

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Beth’s priorities were always in the right place. Whenever I asked her what she wanted to do in life, she would say, “I’m doing it. I always wanted to be a mom. Nothing brings me more joy.”  When we became grandparents I saw that glow again. She took so much pride in our grandsons and she loved them with everything she had.

Kirstyn and Kelsey would tell you that they had the best mom ever. They feel blessed that they were chosen to be her daughters. Kirstyn gave Kelsey a really special framed picture of Kelsey and Beth on Kelsey’s graduation day from college. Beneath the picture there is a quote from Winnie the Pooh that says, “If there ever comes a day that we can’t be together, keep me in your heart I’ll stay there forever.” (I am writing this through tears right now.) Two nights before Beth passed, the four of us were together in the bedroom and Beth in a very weak voice recorded an audio message to us that I will treasure forever. She said, “I’m in your hearts and you are in mine forever….and I love you forever and ever.”

 

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Many of you commented on my Facebook page that you are hoping the new baby will be a girl. Of course, we will be happy and blessed to have a healthy baby no matter what the gender.

 

If Beth could write to you from heaven she would remind you to love the babies and grandbabies in your life with everything you have. As Jesus said, “Of such are the Kingdom of heaven.”

 

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God bless!

Dan

 

If you would like to read any of my past blogs, you can see them here.

Comments
by GO 2 DSNY
on ‎03-25-2016 03:25 PM

You just have to believe that your Beth said to our Lord, "my family is going to be sad in October...please bless them with a gift of pure joy...a new baby girl or even another boy." 

by 3DogMom
on ‎03-25-2016 03:41 PM

Sweet and touching, Dan. Thank you for sharing this. Your beautiful family and blessed life are a testament of God's loving grace :-)

by Annie1962
on ‎03-25-2016 03:52 PM

Luv to you and your beautiful family...and to Beth, in Heaven!

 

by
on ‎03-25-2016 04:49 PM

Wow, simply, wow.

by plunkie
on ‎03-25-2016 05:57 PM

Blessings to you Dan and Family. Thanks for sharing about your wonderful Angel Beth.

by plunkie
on ‎03-25-2016 06:02 PM

Oops should have a comma between angel and Beth. She is an Angel up in Heaven looking after you and family and little fur baby Zoey.

by
on ‎03-25-2016 06:02 PM

Dan, I believe you are going to be okay. I am happy that you and your family will welcome a new baby in October. Proof from our Lord that he wants life to go on. 

by KarenAZ313
on ‎03-25-2016 06:19 PM
A beautiful entry in your Beth's journey. How beautiful to find out at Easter when we remember that our Savior died so each of us could have new life, that you will be blessed again with another new life! Happy Easter Dan and family.
by Charmie57
on ‎03-25-2016 07:01 PM

Thank you Dan for your beautiful memories about your sweet wife...i love to read them and wish i could have known her..God Bless your family with the new baby..its perfect and im pretty sure she is smiling from heaven!!!Much love and prayers for family!!!

 

by
‎03-25-2016 07:15 PM - edited ‎03-25-2016 07:38 PM

Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were a girl who could be named after Beth for her first or middle name?  Life goes on and the love between you and Beth will never die.  Your daughter and soon-to-be grandchild aren't the only ones who have a bright future to look forward to, Dan! 

by
on ‎03-25-2016 10:54 PM

There is nothing that brings pure joy into a family like the birth of a new baby.  You will be surrounded, Dan, by your beautiful daughters, your wonderful sons-in-law, and joyful grandchildren.  They are your gifts that will give you the

strength to go on in life, even though you will miss Beth.  They will bring laughter and happiness, which is what Beth certainly would have wanted for you all.  Blessings to you and your sweet family, and thank you for sharing your blogs

about Beth with us...she was an amazing lady, but you are also an amazing man!

 

by Cathy
on ‎03-25-2016 11:52 PM

There is no doubt in my mind that your Beth is getting that little one

Ready for the big day!

Dan you are a rwemarkable man with beautiful values!

God Bless you and that wonderful family of yours!

 

by sueokie
on ‎03-26-2016 12:53 PM

This was so lovely and yes I too think Beth is preparing that little one to make a grand entry..bringing all the love and joy a baby can bring. Beth was a grand lady.  Love you for sharing all the moments with us. God bless you .

 

by LSU TIGER
on ‎03-26-2016 01:17 PM

DAN(DANNY), THANKS FOR SHAREING BETHS JOURNEY OF LOVE #9 WITH US. WHAT A WONDERFUL MEMORIE TO SHARE. SHE WAS A SPECIAL MOTHER,MAMA,AND WIFE. BETH WILL CONTINUE TO TOUCH YOU ,PROTECT YOU,AND BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THREW THIS NEW WONDERFUL BABY THAT WILL SOON BE BORN. GOD HAS BLESSED YALL,AND WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU. DAN I PRAY THAT EACH DAY BRINGS YOU A LITTLE MORE PEACE. BETH WILL BE WITH YOU FOREVER. UNTILL NEXT TIME SMILE,STAY POSITIVE, AND GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND.  DANNY AND FAMILY.

 

 

 

by mausel
on ‎03-26-2016 09:32 PM

Such a beautiful Tribute to your Beth.  Thank you for sharing.  Family means everything to me , also.  There is nothing more precious than family.  God Bless!!!

 

by
on ‎03-29-2016 01:25 AM

What a beatiful ongoing Tribute to your wife Beth.  Thank you for sharing your life and your family in such a genuine and heartfelt way.

 

Beth's spririt will live on forever through those who "carry her in their hearts". "LOVE IS ETERNAL".....LOVE has no end.....

 

Sending Prayers and Blessings.... 

by cap622
on ‎03-30-2016 09:40 PM

Congrats to you and your family!  My grandchildren will be arriving on Monday from Alaska.  My husband will do our best to enjoy every moment while they're here.  How wonderful that you will have a new member to your family.  I'm sure Beth is thrilled as well.  Thank you for sharing your journey.  

by CarolynC
on ‎03-30-2016 09:51 PM

When God closes one door, he opens another. This has surely happened to you and your family.  We have one beautiful little grandson and he is the love of our lives.  Peace be with you.

by diego13
on ‎03-30-2016 10:34 PM

I wish I  had known your Beth. I think all of our conversations would have been of our families but more of our grandchildren. I love my grandchildren with all my heart and sole and then some. I feel I know what kiind of person she was through your stories of her and your family. How blessed you were to have her as your wife and mother to your children and then her grandchildren. I am sure she felt she was the lucky one to have such a beautiful family. God bless you for sharing.

by poota-boota
on ‎03-31-2016 08:43 PM
Congratulations Dan......a new baby how wonderful.