he went safely into the arms of Jesus on Monday, September 16 after a valiant fight for his little life following a near drowning.
pleading to God, praying without ceasing, crying, and groaning all ensued throughout the time i found out about his accident to the time he went to be with Jesus. such deep deep sorrow.
yet we have hope. i am going to share a video and some of the many Bible passages that we shared among friends and family. there is the greatest joy (knowing that ry is with Jesus) mixed with the very deepest of sorrow (that he is actually gone from this earth). it is the joy that makes others wonder, "how can you move forward?" "how can you have happy laughing moments anymore?"
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
God IS good. He is the creator of all life and if we have no hope then life is meaningless. end of discussion. BUT.....when there IS hope, NOTHING is meaningless..... please watch the following video:
and the story behind the song:
we are closing in almost 2 months since he went to be with Jesus forever. Life is different. It just is and it always will be.
I'm not very eloquent with words yet I have so many I want to pour out.
Psalm 91 is a chapter that I prayed fervently during the days ry was in the hospital. It is a prayer of protection and hope.
Super smiley. So very tender. His ears and his voice. Gentle with babies. Silly little giggle.
" I hold it true, whate'er befall;I feel it, when I sorrow most;'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson~
loss is hard. this is hard. we were never promised that we would never endure hardship. oh Lord, my God, when I pray to You, I believe and know that You are the giver of life. You created Ry and perfectly placed him with his dad and mom and siblings. I am so thankful for his life, that I loved him. So very thankful for each of my children, all my nieces and nephews and family. God, you are my refuge and my fortress, my God in who I trust.
ry man, i'm so very thankful for the certainty we have in knowing you are with Jesus. smiling and being loved on in such a tremendous way. i love you.