The above picture was taken from one my favorite beaches… Corona del Mar (or Crown of the Ocean). A similar view of this beach is painted as one of the murals inside the Newport Temple. The ocean is one of my favorite places on earth because of the beauty and the peace. I view the ocean with it’s waves to be very symbolic of things that happen in our lives. The waves have the power to give and to take. Seashell and other creations are left/given on the beach for us to admire and gather.. The waves also can take away anything left on the shores and pull it back into the depths of the seas.
Much like the ocean, my wife and I have experienced this giving and then taking away in our lives these past 3 months. As many of you know, we announced that we are expecting our 4th child. However, yesterday, on our routine, scheduled appointment, the ultrasound showed that our baby no longer has a heartbeat and has stopped growing. Normally the body would have miscarried the baby, but in my wife’s case.. she still feels all the symptoms of strong, healthy pregnancy which makes this a little more difficult. She is scheduled next week for the surgery. We both feel at peace and have received answers from our Heavenly Father to our questions. Although painful and difficult with any loss… we move forward striving to align our will, with His.