Exactly two weeks after Allison left this world, Judah was discharged from the hospital and we found ourselves without a home of our own. My parents lovingly opened their doors to their son and grandson where for twenty months the four of us shared a home. During that time my parents carried me emotionally, helped support us financially and relentlessly loved on Judah and I in every way imaginable. Their encouragement helped me decide to re-open my business and more importantly challenged me to be a better and confident single parent.
Now the time has come for the next transition in our journey. During the last few weeks Judah and I have moved out of my parents house and settled into a home of our own. This was initially quite….scary. The thought of having our own place to manage, continue operating my own business, all the financial responsibilities and most importantly ensuring I was spending time with my son seemed…daunting.
Yet, as I continually ask myself, “How am I going to do this?” I am reminded of the words my sister, Kelly, told me when shortly after Allison’s death, holding a small and fragile Judah, I wept and asked her that same question. Her response was simple, “With the same grace and excellence Allison would have.”
I would be unable to act with neither grace nor excellence if it weren’t for my loving parents who continue to shower Judah and I with love, the friends who have become pillars of support, the community who cheers me on and the God who remains the anchor in my spirit.
Thank you everyone. I love you. Judah and I are home. “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19 #remscape #joshuajcordero #judahaslan