Today our son Elijah would have been 12 years old. It’s been almost 8 years since he left us… pain has eased, life has resumed, God has graciously returned JOY to our home. But the hole is still there, I think it always will be. I am so blessed to have a house full of little stinkers to help celebrate the day our precious first-born entered our lives!
Thank you God for giving us 4 years to enjoy our sweet Elijah! He was worth every ounce of pain and suffering we went through. I learned something about myself during all of this – I think I would have sent someone like me straight to Hell with no second thought if it meant I could have kept my son here with me. Yet You, while I was still a sinner, willingly chose for your son to die for me. My brain still cannot completely comprehend why, but I am so grateful. Because of your Grace and Mercy, I will someday get another bear hug from my sweet little one, and the hole will be filled again. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for the Hope and Peace you have lavished upon us.
Happy Birthday Little Man!
Sweet little Elijah. We talk about him often here. He touched so many lives in his short time on loan here on earth. We are were blessed to have known him, but he was also blessed to have been born into your family, as your first born. What a sweet and special little man. Happy birthday angel. You beat us home. And we can’t wait to catch up with you again.
I love you, my Sister. You are so special to me.
I remember when I first heard Elijah’s diagnosis. I told my friend “if anyone is strong enough to handle this, Jason and Amy are”. I can’t imagine having to watch my first baby be sick and go through what your’s did and I admire your family for the strength that you have showed all of us. You are at such peace and still joyful. Thank you for your example. It’s bittersweet that he is looking down on us on this special day.
Amy, I’m trying to respond with a coherent comment, but you know me, and thankfully
can accept my tears. I often thank God for the Peace and Comfort He has given our family. . . ..and Love, especially the Love He has for us that makes it possible for us to have such Hope.
I love you, Emme
I didn’t know your little Elijah, Amy. However, I feel I know him through you and how sweet and thoughtful you are. Thank you so much for sharing Elijah with us and the blessings he brought into your life. I believe your Elijah is looking down on you just as I believe that my babies are looking down on me. That is such a comforting thing to know and to feel. Praying for your family as always. Love, Julie
I can’t belive how much time has gone by. That sweet little boy will be forever remembered. Love you.
Amy, hugs to you and your family during this time. Your Elijah is playing with my Malachi and I know they are having a grand time. Blessings!!!
I just stumbled onto your blog and read about Elijah. With nostrils burning, and tears welling I just wanted to reach out to you ,a total stranger, but obviously a sister in Christ, and hug you. There are a million other thoughts, but thats it right now, one big internet hug.