Friday, August 10, 2012

Best Friends

There's so much I want to write, yet so little time lately.  Please bear with me as I take this needed time to think, reflect, and learn to rely on my Saviour more and more each day.

Summer has come, and it's not gone yet (at least temperature wise).  But the calendar says fall is just right around the corner!  We are preparing to plant our fall garden here in the next couple of weeks or so.

Evan misses Ethan so much.  Yesterday he started crying about how much he misses him and he wants a brother AND a sister.  If you'd so kindly pray for us regarding adding to our family in a way He sees fit.  It's hard for me to trust Him, but I do know He is faithful!  It's just getting my heart to fully trust and obey and be PATIENT!  Evan is a wonderful son!!!  How blessed we are to have this bundle of energy that wears us out!  It hurts to see him hurt;  and I cannot even begin to imagine what his little world is like.  His hurt must be even worse than mine, because he lost his best earthly friend.  The friend who he played with, schooled with, read with, fought with, ate with, shared a room with--everything.

We all miss Ethan.  Not a day goes by--ever--that we don't think about him and how funny and unique he was, how he always wanted to see the wind chimes at the store, how he loved trees, how he loved to read, how he loved to swing at the park everyday.

If you've had a friend who has lost a child, please give them a call today, or perhaps write them a letter or send a card just letting them know how much they mean to you.  Maybe drop and line or two about their child and a precious memory you have of them.  TRUST me...you won't hurt them!  They are already hurting enough going through the day in and out without their child being here.  Everybody needs to be lifted up.  Grieving parents especially need this, because it's just so hard.  Emotionally, it's very taxing.  We (grieving parents) often hide behind a forced smile and a cheerful voice, when deep down inside we hurt so bad, it's almost unbearable at times.  Thank goodness for Jesus!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

4 comments:

Hillary said...

Thinking of you today and your sweet Ethan! I just ran and gave my oldest son a big kiss in remembrance of him. I think that they would be a pretty similar age. Lots of love to you today!

xoxox

Tesha said...

Shannon I am heart broken for Evan. I know how much my boys love each other. I will be praying for God to add to your family. You are a wonderful mommy Ethan, Evan and hopeful a couple more kids will be blessed with you. PRAYING my friend.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

It is good to take time to reflect, pause, and remember. (((hugs))) to you, dear Shannon!

Cherishing My Days said...

I often think the worst thing about losing a child must be the effect it has on their siblings. I'm so sorry to hear this about Evan. My mama heart just aches for him. I'm praying, always praying.