Elizabeth Hope Grohman
In January 2011, our daughter, Libby, died of complications from a seizure. She was only 3 years old. We adopted Libby in 2010. We had her in our care since infancy. Libby was born with cerebral palsy and struggled with periodic seizures. However, on the morning of December 26th, 2010 (her birthday), Libby had a major seizure. Ten days later her brain stopped working. She was pronounced dead after hours and hours of pleading to God for healing and telling Him that we will travel abroad with Libby to spread the word of truth through Libby’s miraculous healing. The Lord chose to take Libby home with Him. We cannot express the grief and devastation we endured. We had to bury our daughter and find a way to go on. Only by God’s strength did we get through the most difficult time of our lives.
Libby was such a blessing to us! She was a beautiful little girl. She loved to smile! She loved her Jesus! The first thing Libby did every morning was to go to the picture of Jesus on the wall and give him her biggest smile! No smile she gave was bigger than that one! She also loved to look through her children’s bible while holding her favorite stuffed animal named “Hooshga”. “Hooshga” was a stuffed turtle that Libby adored and always included him in her bible time.
After Libby’s death, we knew that we had to follow the Lord’s leading. He said He had to take her home but that He was going to start a great ministry and keep her memory alive through “Libby’s Hope Project”. This special ministry will reach out to orphans through the local church. Ephesians 4:12-13 says,” to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ”. Libby has reached the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. She is looking down from heaven with her beautiful smile, knowing that her love for Jesus will be passed on to orphans through the body of Christ. “Libbys Hope Project” will provide HOPE. Libby’s middle name was Hope. She had lots of hope! Libby never lost her hope! She had great hope in Jesus and loved him greatly. Click here to read more…