Our family began a new chapter this week. Yet to be titled, it's a work in progress as we try to navigate this new road, this uncharted territory that finds just three of us in a place where there once were four. Paige will always be with us, of course--on our minds and in our hearts. In pictures of that beautiful face with the unforgettable smile. In audio recordings of a beautiful voice at her silliest. In videos showing crazy dance moves. It's the whole "not being able to reach out and hug her" thing that's so stinking hard.
A little less than two weeks ago, Paige received her healing. Her peace. Her miracle. As badly as I wanted that healing here--as hard as we all prayed for just that--it simply wasn't part of God's purpose for her life. We will never know (on this side of Heaven) just how many lives our sweet girl touched in her 16 years. What I do know is that her light will continue to shine. Boyce, Jeremy, and I will make sure of that. We have some pretty big shoes to fill, but Team Paige will carry on with a purpose.
I'm not done writing about our family's journey of faith as we enter this new season of our lives. I am, however, altering the name of the blog--changing it from Pray for Paige to Team Paige. Seems like a good place to start. The blog address will stay the same for now, and older posts will still be accessible. Gotta keep sharing our girl's story. She deserves nothing less.
In the meantime, the boys and I will follow Paige's lead in living out Romans 12:12 - Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. I do hope you'll join us.