Padre DeMalia

ImageDuring this difficult season, I have been blown away by the reality that I have picked the perfect husband. Many say that hardship either brings heart-wrenching dissonance or deep bonding between couples.  I am delighted to know that the person I am entering this journey of life with is selfless, emotionally-engaged, compassionate and very funny. There is no one else I would rather be going through this with than this man, my best friend. Even though he is daily going through is own grief, he is constantly asking how he can care for me.

During Malia’s 21st-24th week of life we read the Jesus Storybook Bible aloud each night to her, as we thought we may not have a chance to read to her after birth. Hearing Malia’s dad read to her is a memory that will be ingrained in my mind for a long time to come.

On the day Malia was born, I was amazed as I watched Chris hold her, touch her hands and feet, and memorize our first daughter’s little features. He is a walking image of God in my life every day and I am unbelievably grateful.

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2 thoughts on “Padre DeMalia

  1. Dear Hope and Chris,
    I just read your whole blog up to today (Oct 1st) and am wiping away the tears. You write so beautifully and your relationship is so encouraging and uplifting, through this terribly difficult time. I am so sorry. May the Lord continue to lead and comfort and support you each day. Love, Katherine in Switzerland

  2. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? … Thank you for wearing His perfume and for sharing your journey.

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