Any child can die young or endure trauma we didn’t expect, but for some reason – when you did not birth the baby – it’s hard for most people to understand why someone would raise their hand for the task. But God calls us his adopted children and gave the ultimate sacrifice that we might become his children – and boy, are we a mess!
Emma’s short life mattered. God did not forsake her or torture her or forget about her. We don’t have all the answers as to why any baby is born with complications, but we do know that God loves his creations – young, old, poor, rich, sick, health (are these wedding vows?). He doesn’t count any of us as useless. Addisyn was just doing what Jesus would do – loving beyond herself. And it led her to help others love beyond themselves.