There isn't much I get to do for Keely as her mother. I can miss her with every ounce of my being every day of my life and I do. But, there is more.
When babies and children die, their legacy is quite simple. Babies don't discriminate. Babies aren't jealous of the neighbor's house. Babies aren't worried about the clock or the number on the bank deposit. Babies have an agenda, though. A very simple agenda. Love.
Jesus called us to be like the little children. Jesus called us to love.
In Keely's honor today, and every day, I will love. I will love my children more than words can say. I will love my husband beyond the boundaries of this life. I will love my neighbors, strangers on the street. I will love.
It isn't always human nature and oftentimes I fail. But every day I will try a little harder. Another gift Keely gave us; a desire to love more.