Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Our Loss, Heaven's Gain

Sweet little Liam Lyon went to be with Jesus yesterday evening. He received his life-saving heart over a year ago, but had such a hard road since then. His family fought hard to find a doctor who would take his very difficult case, but in the end, Jesus called him home.

I'm reminded today how blessed we are that Annabelle is still with us. Sometimes, the farther out it gets, the more I let my guard down. The less I think about it. The less I remember to be thankful for every single moment we have. Normal life crowds in and makes everything noisy.

But I'm remembering today.

I'm SO incredibly thankful for the knowledge of my baby living, breathing, sleeping in her crib right now.

Thank you Jesus, for the gift of life you chose to bless us with.

May we live every moment to its fullest, as a way to honor those who have left us early.

Wearing red for Baby Liam today. Wearing it for ALL those babies who have fought and lost, and for all the babies still fighting. May Jesus surround them and their families and give them peace and strength.

And through it all, may God have glory.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Sherrinda said...

Amen, friend.

Jenn said...

This is so well-written. I wish it didn't take the death of another baby for me to remember to be grateful for mine. But we do get caught up in living life and it's easy to forget that there's a little miracle sharing space with me.

Aleisha said...

I just came from another blog of a family that is dealing with the loss of their little baby Gabe.[juliaopalmcallister.blogspot.com] He went to be with Jesus just a couple days before his first birthday...... I can't even begin to imagine .... I take so many things in life for granted , we are so very blessed.. Praying for all the families who are dealing with loss ..

Jessica said...

Even though I dont have any kids yet and I am not married or anything. I can't imagine what Liam and his family are going through. We should never take life for granted and yet its so easy to do. Thanks for posting this.