The journey of life is often never how we plan it to be.
It can include a moment of a beautiful heartbreak.
Life is full of twists and turns, hills and valleys, seasons of abundance and times of famine, moments of laughter and moments of deep heartache. It can feel as if we are on a rollercoaster that never stops.
Often these times or seasons of heartache come at a great personal sacrifice or personal loss to us.
These moments cut right to our deepest fears.
They touch our heart, mind and spirit and we feel that it is more than we can cope with.
We are left exposed. We feel raw and open to the hurt and pain that fills our heart.
We ache in a new way, a deep way.
We have all faced this at times and some of us carry it in our hearts daily.
In our quiet heart is hidden deep sorrow that the eye cannot see.
Right now my heart is tender as I think about Lisa and her three cherubs.
About the pain she is suffering.
I know right now she is feeling heartache or more heartbreak over the loss of her son and husband.
It is a shock and many of us are in disbelief of what she is having to deal with.
Even though it is a heartbreak, to me I believe it is a beautiful heartbreak.
If you have had the chance to stop by to visit Lisa and her blog you will know that the story and personal experiences she has shared with her son, Noah and husband, Aaron are beautiful.
They are full of the great love she has for her son Noah and even though he fought hard and lost his battle, there was a beautiful heartbreak that occured.
The words and pictures shared about her husband Aaron are filled with deep love, care and joy. Even though it was a shock to lose him, the love story and feelings they have for each other are beautiful to read.
I am sure Lisa had a plan all mapped out for her and her family.
This plan would have involved happiness and peace.
Instead right now she is facing each day with sorrow and pain. We naturally hope that her days are mingled with small moments of peace and happiness as she draws on memories and faces a new future.
She is now taking a new journey and climbing a new mountain that I am sure she never pictured in her path.
As she climbs this mountain she will come to see a new view.
This process will involve moments of sleepless nights, tears and sadness.
As Lisa reaches the top of this mountain I hope she finds a beautiful view.
I hope that she can in her future look back on this journey and see that it has become a beautiful heartbreak as she has grown stronger in ways she never thought she could, that she is loved greater than she ever knew and that once again she has it confirmed to her over and over again that she has a loving Heavenly Father who is watching over her and blessing her.
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I love how Hilary Weeks describes it and every time I hear this song I am going to think of Lisa.