Thursday, October 27, 2011

seventeen

I can find you anywhere, sweetie
perfection, if not slightly bruised from his fast exit.


I can't believe that our sweet cherub left us 17 Thursdays ago.
it just does 
not
seem possible that the baby I grew with fresh salsa, boiled eggs, salmon
and other good foods
is not here with us.
he actually tied a knot in his lifeline but kept himself alive till the very end
when the process that brought him out
cut off his blood supply 
and he faded from this life
into life eternal, glorious
surrounded by angels
loved ones
Jesus Christ
and God the Father

On this gloomy, rainy Thursday, that is at the head of a crazy busy weekend,
I will choose JOY and cling to the promise of that eternal life
and the fact that I know where my sweet boy is

Safe in the arms of Jesus

I love you, sweet Jack Oliver.
I will never be the same.
YOU have impacted so many people's lives.

darling

6 comments:

Kellie said...

what eloquence... i bet your Jack can't wait to meet you... just as much as you can't wait to see him again. i love you.

Laurie and company said...

aww, thank you, sweet Kellie. I really can't wait to see that adorable boy again but until then, thankful that God has provided amazing people like you to trudge thru this life on earth with!!
I love you!
Hugs to you

Jodi said...

Your words...and the way you say them...always brings tears to my eyes.
My words and the way I say them, however, never seem to come out right...or at all. Especially when we are face-to-face.
Sometimes all I can do is hug you and tell you I love you.

Love,
:) Jodi

Tashena said...

Jodi ALWAYS says "it" just right!

XO

Laurie and company said...

Jodi girl,

I have no idea what you are talking about...your words, ahhh, the way you grab on and hug, express love, show emotion, tear up, show joy on your amazing face, gosh...it just makes getting up, heading to homeschool activities so worthwhile. I mean that. And if all you are able to do is hug and tell me you love me, that is fine with me. You are such a blessing to me. (and I think I referred to Matthew as Joshua again yesterday...sheesh. they are sooo alphabetical) I love you, Jodi.

Tashena, she really does, doesn't she?? She's humble. I love you, too, my so close, yet so far away friend and prayer warrior. <3

hugs to you all...

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you my friend as you are so busy this weekend, yet the busyness and holidays are I am sure going to make your loss so much more poignant. I am so sad that I have to miss another one of your harvest parties. But, I have the pix and details to look forward to. Hugs, Tory