I would never forget the day I was told after the loss of my son King Josiah Sims... "God has a plan." I was so hurt, so lost, confused and unsure of what the next steps in my life would be. What possibly plan could transpire after me carrying my son just shy of his due date and only one day after going on maternity leave only to lose him one day later. The pain experienced would change me forever.
I started to evaluate my belief systems and to affirm that God was still my creator and through this pain He would take care of me and hold me and comfort me through this dark place in my life. The last thing I wanted to hear from people was...
God has a plan
You baby is with Jesus
At least he wasn't born
Why are you so sad
You can have another baby
God wanted you baby
What I wanted to hear and needed to hear was the following:
I love you
I am here for you
I have your back
I'm sorry for the loss of your son
You would be surprised how many people experience loss of this capacity. It happens more often than you can imagine. So God's plan for me was to write Forever King. I was obedient and I followed his instructions and shared His love through my store. My journey, my heart's cry to my son King. My son gave me a voice to the hurting. I will not let you down! I have a word for the mourning!