Wednesday, January 23, 2008

JOEL




September 13, 2003-Janruary 23 2007

JOEL

My little boy of 3 years, 4 months, and 10 days
Joel a twin a blessing in so many ways

Your big brown eyes, your pudgy cheeks
I miss you so, my heart just breaks

What fun and laughs and games you played
Dump trucks, tractors and sandcastles made

Brothers eight and sisters four
Our home so rich, not one bit poor

“Siah” your brother, your twin
Picnics and parties, your life from the begin

Sometimes crying and then giggles you brought
I loved the tiny voices that my ears often caught

Plans of playing inside and out
Kept us on our toes as your feet pattered about

Three summers, four winters you were here
Daddy’s little helper, with your heart full of cheer

Gardens and flowers were dug with your hands
Our dream, our desire for you to become a man

Your Father above, your Creator too
Has accomplished his will because he knew

Your days in our home have come and gone
Your memory is in our hearts will ever be so long

One day you will meet us at heavens gates
Our hands and our embraces you will take

Your journey so young bearing you to your Fathers throne
What a joy it will be as you welcome us home

My heart will be mended when I see your face
We will live together in that heavenly place

Sending our love to you today
We miss you, our Joel, see you soon....okay?

~From your Mommy


Thank you Lord, for Joel's life.......
Thank you for fearfully and wonderfully creating him.....
Thank you for a blessed twin pregnancy and amazing homebirth......
Thank you for the memories that we all have with Joel......
Thank you for his sweet voice and cute personality........
Thank you for three perfectly healthy, happy years......
Thank you for all the brothers and sisters that were before and after and hopefully more......
Thank you that you gave Joel an endurance in his sickness and trial
Thank you for all the people that held our hands in this journey.......
Thank you for your Presence........
Thank you for your grace when I did not think I could go on......
Thank you for giving grace to Joel and he did not suffer like so many others with NB.....
Thank you that he is safe in your care......
Thank you for the "Hope" that we will be together again....
Thank you that there is victory over death through the Cross and Resurrection........
Thank you that your Grace is greater than this pain and hurt in my heart......
Thank you that I can trust that you have and are accomplishing your will.......
Thank you for Jesus, it is because of Him that there is a list above......
Tears are being shed.....grace felt.......hope is before us......
Remember Joel's plea about all the pills and "pokey" things, he would say "I'm all done??" Now your all done, Balley!!!!!

~Cindy
Happy 6th Birthday to Hosanna today, we love you!!!!!! (I will post her BD tomorrow)

6 comments:

L said...

Dear Cindy and Family,

May God give you a joy today that is beyond comprehension. May He give Hosanna a beautiful birthday. May you celebrate both life here on earth and life eternal. May you rest in His peace.

In Him,
Laralee
http://www.PlymouthRockRanch.com
Recording the Faithfulness and Provision of God for Future Generations

TAY2LEXI said...

I SAW YOUR LINK THROUGH MADELINE LESTER'S WEBSITE. I TELL YOU, I HAVE SEEN SO MANY WONDERFUL SITES DEDICATED TO CHILDREN STILL HERE AND SUFFERING, AND THOSE WHO HAVE GONE TO BE WITH jESUS. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE AMAZING FAITH. YOUR CHRIST LIKE LOVE AND LIVES ARE SHOWN TO MANY. CONTINUE TO DO THE GOOD WORK AND TO SPREAD THE EVERLASTING LOVE AND PEACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
A SISTER IN CHRIST,
AMY WARREN
TAY2LEXI@AOL.COM

Anonymous said...

We love you and are praying for you today.
Lindsay

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all today. May the Lord give you grace and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your precious family. Perhaps Joel and our little Sarah are helping the Lord prepare a place for us to join them one day. We love you all.
Fleshmans,,,

Danielle said...

I am praying for you all. And even though I didnt ever meet Joel, after spending the time with your family, I really miss him.

Your on my heart and mind a lot today.

Love, Danielle

Emma R. said...

Happy Birthday Hosanna!!

What a day of sadness and celebration. Sadness because you are missing Joel. But remember you have two reasons to celebrate today. Celebrate Hosanna's birthday and also celebrate 1 year that Joel has been with the Lord, in no more pain and he has no more fear. He is happier than any of us here, and he will be waiting for you at that gate, to welcome you to God's kingdom.

Hang tough, all of you are in our prayers

Lori