Beauty from Ashes

by Lisa Siemens January 29, 2018

Beauty from Ashes

Krystal and Adam's is a love story that compares to no other and is a reminder to all of us to live each day to the fullest and to cherish every minute you have with the ones you love. Their beautiful daughter Addylin is the rainbow after the storm and has filled a place in Krystal's heart that was broken, after losing the love of her life suddenly just a few months before the due date that they were both so eagerly anticipating.

Krystal and Adam met in high school, quickly became friends and soon after they started dating. Fast forward 8 years and these two high school sweethearts were madly in love and engaged to be married. After tying the knot on a beach in Mexico they settled into their home in Ontario and began their dream of starting a family.

The idea of a baby brought them so much joy and these two couldn't wait to become parents. From the moment she found out she was pregnant, the beautiful baby growing inside of Krystal was so loved by both of them.

Summer rolled around and Adam went adventuring with his brothers in Algonquin Provincial Park. This is something they did often and was undoubtedly one of Adam's favourite places to be and some of his favourite people to be with (after Krystal, of course).

That day, however, was different than the rest, and would change Krystal's life forever. Little did she know when she kissed him goodbye that it would be for the last time. Several hours in to an all day hike, Adam collapsed. His heart failed that day and he passed away, having never gotten the chance to hold his babe, his legacy, his daughter in his arms. 

Adam was my best friend, he was always there to help anyone. Had such a determined personality, anything he set his mind too he did. He was able to change anyone’s sad mood happy, and give the best advice. He always knew what to say in any situation. He was so smart and excelled so much in his work. I was so proud of everything he accomplished.

Krystal was 6 months pregnant at the time of his death and was surrounded by family, friends and all the love in the world, except the one love she wanted most.

Krystal is strong, and for the baby that Adam made, and the little piece of him that she would always have, she carried on and persevered through every heart wrenching day until everything changed on a beautiful day in October when His baby girl came into the world. 

I went to the hospital at midnight October 25th, by 7am I was ready for epidural. 5 hours of labour and 3 pushes later Addilyn made her appearance. When I held her for the first time in my arms it took my breath away. We both cried and I held her. Since she was born she’s been a blessing to me. I am so proud of her little accomplishments. Learning little by little every day. I love her with all my heart.

My heart has been breaking everyday without you, Adam Hamilton but today it is full. Meeting you, baby, changes everything. You are my purpose. You are me and Adam. You are so loved. Welcome to the world, Addilyn Raine Hamilton.

  

To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.

Isaiah 61:3

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