Sunday, September 14, 2014

Big Boy, Little Boy- celebrations of life and death


August 29, 2014
A little boy came into the world as part of our family. He was the fourth little boy to join our family in this way; not as a newborn, but as a tiny fetus. 

Too tiny to survive, too tiny to cry, too tiny to see the adoring eyes of his older siblings...

 
AND WE WONDER. 
This tiny person who has little fingers and little toes; 
eyelids that open and close; 
tiny ears and thin skin; 
a mouth that opens when we press on his chin... 


WHY 
did he die?


Bouquets and food from caring friends. 
Healing comes slowly, yet we mend.
As we ponder we say goodbye 
to our Tiny Redeemed who is with The Most High.



August 29, 2000
A big boy came into this world as part of our family. Weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces, he was a healthy little fella with a lusty cry and voracious appetite!

This year we celebrated 14 years with him. Alexander Riley. Our firstborn and only living son.

He chose chicken fried steak, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, and cherry cheesecake for his birthday supper. A filling meal for a growing man.




Happy Birthday Riley!

Thank you God, that Life conquered death 
and that joy cometh in the mo(u)rning.

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