Monday, July 31, 2006

Two Little Boys

Jeff and Dawn's little boy~~Andrew James "AJ"~~was born into heaven today. Dawn had a doctor's appt this morning and AJ's heart had already stopped beating. She went home to prepare to be induced and went into labor. With AJ being #4 and so tiny, he came quickly. So quickly he was born at home. We were all at the hospital this evening and everyone got a chance to hold little AJ and love on him a bit. Such a tiny soul. Even Brian and Shawnie were there~same hospital. Same waiting room taken over by the God Squad. Same peace. We buried their son Jesse on Saturday in a beautiful service and will be placing Andrew to rest next to him on Wednesday afternoon. Please pray for all the families.

I just posted this on my fridge. I hang onto it daily since my mom died 4 years ago.

What is your only comfort in life and in death?

That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul,in life and in death—to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my headwithout the will of my Father in heaven:in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,Christ, by his Holy Spirit,assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and readyfrom now on to live for him.


Mommy Brain said...

Jen~It's just too much. I will be praying for you and all of your small group family this week that in your weakness he will flood you with grace and strength. It's hard to communicate the silence I want to share with you over the internet.

God's peace.

Amanda said...

Oh Jen, what a gift that you were all there to support your brother and sister in Christ during such a difficult day. And what a gift that they shared with you in allowing you in during what is probably the most grief-filled things any couple can experience. None of you will ever forget those moments. Praying for God's comfort for all of you today.

Carol said...

My heart is saddened by this news. Two little boys taken home so soon. Don't know what to say that will give you the comfort you need, don't know if I can say anything that will bring comfort at this time, but please know that our prayers are with you & Tim, Jeff & Dawn, Brian & Shawnie.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this will make a difference, but a mom came in yesterday and had lost her baby in the second trimester. She had to be induced and the baby had multiple problems. She is a christian and I was able to share some of the struggles your small group had been thru and also Christine's song and it made a big difference to this hurting woman that others could relate and she was not alone.