I suspect daisies might start being my jewelry box's favorites. I have my eye on these little numbers.

Andy has had the name Daisy in mind forever for our next girl. We tossed around a few other girl names, but kept coming back to Daisy. Really, she has always been Daisy.

We hardly entertained the fact that she might not be our Daisy here on earth, our hope didn't die until she did. So, her middle name had to mean "warrior", she was going to make it. She was going to be just like my mom, strong and faithful. My mom who told us from the very beginning that God is faithful. Plain and simple, yet if you knew more of her life and the hardships she's gone through, "God is faithful" testifies of much more. My mom is a warrior and even in our battle she was there fighting with us faithful to the Lord's plan. Daisy Lou.

Her name will mean different things at different times, but a daisy will never be the same to us again. We love how it is a happy and everyday flower. Right now, our house is filled with bunches and bouquets of them. As they start to wither we take them to that little mound of dirt to lay atop and cry some tears.


Naked she came from my womb and naked shall she return there. The Lord gave her to us and the Lord has taken her away, blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this, let us not sin or charge God with wrong. 
(Job 1:21-22 paraphrased)

It was a beautiful 2 degree day. Both of our families huddled together, sharing words of comfort and hope. I could say SO much, for there has been so much fullness in our emptiness, and glimmers of joy in our sadness. Every time I wrestle with the Lord on taking her, He gently wins. He reminds me that in acceptance lieth peace.
I can testify that in my sorrow and loss He has been my "El Shaddai", 'the God who is Enough'. Each time when my heart aches more than I think I can bear, He comes with soothing relief.

"O Lord, you have searched me and known me, You understand my thought afar off and are aquainted with all my ways. You have hedged me behind and before and laid Your hand upon me. Even Your hand shall lead me and  Your right hand shall hold me. Even the night shall be light about me." Ps. 139

"He is not all we would ask for (if we were honest), but it is precisely when we do not have what we would ask for, and only then, that we can clearly perceive His all sufficiency. Is is when the sea is moonless that Lord has become my Light." Elisabeth Elliot


Daisy  Lou Moffitt
 ("eye of the day") ("warrior", after my mom)
 born January 2nd 7:17a.m.
14.6 oz 9.5 in

She is in the arms of Jesus. Our arms are empty and our heart's broken.
We are praising the Lord for His presence and for my safety.
She is beautiful and in a place of peace and happiness.