• Shannon Zisa

Faith Like Mary






I miss my little girl more than anything in this world and my heart is filled with such pain every second of every minute, of every hour, of every day. Today, I looked at these pictures (below) of Mary with her son, Jesus, and was instantly drawn to the truth that this holiday holds. So many times, over the past 2.5 years, I have been angry at God for allowing us to be run over, for taking my daughter away, for not healing the hurt that I beg Him to take away from me every day. But look at this picture of Mary. She is the ultimate example of God giving and taking away. She must have had so many questions that her heart longed to know the answer to. Her life had to be full of pain. Yet, even in her pain, she trusted God that the pain she felt was ultimately what was best for not only herself, but for you and for me.


We often desire to have faith like the disciples had because they seem so strong and so brave. Today, Easter Sunday, my prayer is to have faith like Mary. She suffered the ultimate sacrifice when she watched her son die. He laid down his life for a world that would never truly appreciate it. She suffered the same pain and no doubt had some of the same questions all loss mothers have but she fully trusted God. She trusted in His plan for her and for her son.


My prayer for today is, for all of those left missing someone that they hold dear to their hearts, that they feel faith like Mary. That for even just a minute of today we allow the comfort of the resurrection of Christ to remind us how blessed we are that He loves us like He does and through Him, we will be reunited with our loved ones one glorious day!


I miss Adalyn more than anything in this world. My heart is broken, and I have questions, lots of questions. Those things will never change but I pray for faith like Mary today and for the rest of my days here on Earth. In the blink of Adalyn’s eyes, I will be at Heaven’s gate, and I know she’ll be there to greet me. What a wonderful day that will be.


“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.”


Wishing everyone faith like Mary and a gentle Easter Sunday. ⛪️🌷🙏🏻💕👼🏻



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