Monday, March 15, 2010

Babies Michael and Brandon Michael

This has been such a sad few days.
On Thursday night we found out that my cousin's baby had died earlier in the day.  Michael (only child) was born 13 Oct 09 and passed away on 11 Mar 10.   To my cousin and her husband... I am so sorry.  My heart is so pained for you.
Later on Thursday night we found out that Brandon Michael was back in the hospital.  Brandon is our Niece and Nephews (only child) son born 4 Mar 09.  He had had a pretty rough time since about Sept.  On Saturday these precious brave young parents had to make such a difficult decision.  And at 22:20 (our time) Brandon was removed from the vent and he went immediately home to Jesus.  To my Niece and Nephew... again ... I am so sorry I can not even imagine having to make that decision. (Which I know you don't need my "blessing" ... but I am going to tell you I really think you were making a best choice for Brandon although it was ripping your hearts and frankly that is what loving parents have to do... yours was just VERY amplified).

Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 & 11
1)Everything has it's own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven: 2) a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pull out what was planted,
It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time.  He has put a sense of eternity in people's minds.  Yet, mortals still can't grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end {of time}, 3) a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
Isaiah 55:8-9
8)"My thoughts are not your thoughts, and my ways are not your ways," declares the Lord. 9) "Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts."

It sure is a good thing God says His thoughts are NOT mine... and it is a good thing that I KNOW because HE said in HIS WORD that HE loves me and these precious parents who are in relationship with HIM.
John 15:9-11
9) "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.  Now remain in my love.  10) If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11)  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

To these 4 young parents... I pray God bless you and keep you and make HIS face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you His peace Numbers 6:24-26.  I pray that HE wraps you tightly in His love and you have your hearts and ears open to experience His love.
Know you have my deepest sympathies and continued prayers as you learn to live in and thru this.  Love you ... all.

1 comment:

BonjourRomance said...

Oh I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your family, especially these 4 dear parents. Both of them are now with Jesus and one day they'll all be reunited again.
I'll agree with you on that prayer from Numbers.
Take care my friend,