Saturday, January 31, 2009

Today I went to the memorial service for the two-month old daughter of a friend of mine. Zoe was born just three days after Andrew, and died of SIDS this past Tuesday. Some pain that we experience in this life just cannot be understood. Asking why doesn't even begin to truly express the question in my heart. Even so, God is sovereign. God is faithful. The whole service today had a tone of expressing faith in God and his plan despite the painful circumstances. What a reminder that they're not really ours to begin with, but just given to us on loan!


Amy with Zoe and me with Andrew at the joint baby shower our Bible study threw for us.

It will be a long time before I will be able to love on Andrew without thinking about Amy and Zoe. My son Aaron said it best, though. "We'll see her again in heaven, mom." he said. So all you mommies out there, go love on your babies. And while you're at it, say a prayer for my friend!

3 comments:

Meagan said...

wow, that is a tear jerker.....

Stacey said...

Well, I had made it through the morning only crying once, actually twice, for the Raders...then I saw this picture and broke down again. Although I am not enjoying this painful experience, I am clinging to godly friends and what God is teaching us all through this. "Blessed be the name of the Lord"

Lawanda said...

That is truly the most heart rending thing.

*prayers*