Monday, June 4, 2012

Could it Already Be Two Years?

As I sit here with a million thoughts racing through my mind, I find it hard to put into words on the computer screen what the past two years has entailed for our family.

Our faith has been tested, but we came out stronger.  I've found Philippians 4:7 to be my life verse.  You see, I've never felt a peace that surpasses understanding as I did on June 5, 2010;  whilst standing in the room in the way back E.R., seeing that my son had gone Home with Jesus.  It was then and there that I felt Jesus literally carry me through what would be the most terrible and unthinkable day of my entire life.  

I've seen my precious other child say things that only Jesus could instill in his heart.  He has emerged as a compassionate young fella, and I love him so much.

I've seen my marriage grow stronger rather than wither away in decay.  Yes, a marriage can survive and thrive the loss of a child--only by His grace.

The outpouring of love and support the past two years is amazing.  My dear sisters-in-Christ...I love each and every one of you.  The June Box we received last year was...BREATHTAKING.  I want you all to know I love you all so much and that your gift of being Jesus in the flesh to Josh, Evan and I will not be forgotten this side of heaven.  To the others who sent us cards, messages, emails, phone calls, and gifts of love--we are forever thankful and feel so very loved.

To those who immediately comforted us just hours after Ethan's passing, thank you.  All of the meals, gift cards and monetary support to help pay for expenses, help planning two funerals (the music, the food, making of collages in memory of Ethan)--I could go on and on forever.  Thank you.  We absolutely cannot express our immense appreciation from each and every one of you.

For my faithful prayer warriors--thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your faithfulness to pray for Josh, Evan and I means so, so very much.  There simply no words sufficient to thank each and every one of you.

With love,

Shannon and Family
Proverbs 3:5-6

In Memory of Ethan Joshua Wallace
In God's Care