Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Legacy and Our Son

It's been five years.

Benjamin came home in 2013.


In 2016 Timothy joined our family.


2017 held two little girls, our newest daughters.



All of them differently abled.  All of them, like all the children, created uniquely them.

This is Jonathan's Legacy...his brothers and sisters.

He opened our hearts.

Not one of our children, not one of our family, was not broken open...made raw...veils lifted by our son's life and death.

It's been five years since we got the call that Jonathan was dead. 

He wasn't though, not really.  He's whole.  He's healthy.  He's walking with our Creator.

If you haven't known our family long, you may not know Jonathan's Story.  I encourage you to read it.   Even if you've known our family for years, I encourage you as well. 

We will never forget you son.


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This year has been different.  I picture Jonathan as an adult now, free from pain.
I tell him I love him.  I long to talk with him and apologize
for not getting there fast enough.

I thank God for the ability to love.  
It hurts at times, but I will never wish that away.
There are children that need exactly that out there.
They need love.  They need family.
If you feel like children in laying rooms....dying..... is far off from you, I ask 
you to look at our family.  We thought that once.  

Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

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