Last night/early this morning as I slept peacefully in my bed a mother and father lost their 11 month old baby boy. Yesterday he was here, today... he is not. While I was standing in line to purchase my fountain drink and chips this afternoon I could only think how Ren & Lee were, at that same moment, feeling the most intense pain, deepest sorrow, and immense loss they will ever feel. As I selfishly muttered under my breath about how much work I needed to get done, I was quietly reminded that They were shedding the tears of having to live their first day without their sweet Isaiah. I could not and can not begin to fathom what this young family is experiencing. My heart breaks for them. As the storms of this past year have come at them they have stood firm in their faith and taken shelter in the Lord.
It’s days like today that I ask God why? Why this child? Why this family? Why so soon? The one thing that I am sure of is that Isaiah is now seizure free and in the arms of the Father (and probably bench pressing the pearly gates…he was one strong little guy!).
So hug your loved ones a little tighter- and never let an opportunity go by to tell someone how much you love them. Like Renzi said in their blog last week…
“ The lesson here is simple; be grateful for today. Make memories today. Ask for forgiveness today. Remember "when" sometimes. Anticipate tomorrow sometimes. But embrace the gifts of each day in the present.”
in memory of Isaiah Stone