November 21, 2013 - A Reflection
I will never forget this day 20 years ago...It was a beautiful Sunday...at some point that afternoon I went with my very good friend (who was also pregnant), Ann Bryant over to her new house construction site. I needed a piece of ply board to put in the bottom of a cradle I was going to be using for our baby. I remember feeling a few twinges when I lifted the ply board. Late in the day, I was at Chris’ parent’s home, my sweet in-laws, Quinn and Shirley Bryant. I wanted the board cut to fit the bottom of the cradle and I remember leaving feeling irritated because it did not happen. (Most who know me, know I like instant results). Chris and I arrived home and I was irritable and restless. Due to my discomfort sleeping, I was sleeping on the couch. This night 20 years ago, I was up in the Nursery folding freshly laundered baby clothes and I just thought I was in a bad mood, physically, I did not feel good, but my goodness, I was very preganant.....Around 2:00 a.m. on November 22, 1993, my first child was beginning to let me know she would be joining us very soon. I am thankful and blessed that God gave us a beautiful baby girl at 4:40 on 11/22/1993. She blessed us with her presence and the gift of her amazing life for over 18 years. I am so thankful for the life of Christian Moseley Bryant.
Tonight, November 21, 2013, is obviously very different for our family. Earlier today, I attended a beautiful Christian Life Program at Girl’s Preparatory School that Bailey participated in...I then went to my Bible Study. My Bible Study group has truly been a blessing to me. The women in this group are all blessed, but many have experienced some difficulties. This group is part of my continuing healing since Christian’s death. But, the past few days my heart has been heavy. Tomorrow, is Christian’s Birthday! It will always be her Birthday! Tomorrow, I do not get to celebrate with Christian. But tomorrow, I am blessed to participate in something very special for another child....I am not at liberty to share details...Please just know, I have No doubt that the connections that are making this event happen tomorrow are not a coincidence, they are happening because of God’s plan...Christian Moseley Bryant continues to impact lives! I am so blessed that she called me Mama for over 18 years...a true gift.... - Robyn Bryant