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Oct 15 2011

Anticipating Heaven

Today I am anticipating so many things. Finishing some things on our house. Moving day. Baby Nine’s arrival. Heaven. Wait a second, did you read that right? Yes, indeed: you did. I said heaven. I suppose heaven is something that most Christians would say they anticipate, but today I am anticipating it in a particular […]

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May 18 2011

a year of paradise for Victory Athanasius

My little Victory-girl (who I had been so certain was a boy), it has been an entire year since Daddy and I had the pleasure of enjoying your presence here with us. I can’t pretend to know what time is like in heaven, but here on earth the time has both flown and crawled. Your […]

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Jan 01 2011

My Girl

Victory-girl, I have thought of you nonstop all day today. We expected you to ring in our 2011 with peals of ringing joy. But you weren’t here. I wish I could tell you how my heart swells in memory of you, and in simultaneous anticipation for being reunited with you someday. I hope you’re enjoying […]

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Oct 06 2010

My Face

It’s October now. Many people don’t know that this month is designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. (now you do.) Furthermore, October 15th is the specific day set aside as a remembrance day for the loss of all these children. Including six of my children. So while I remember and love my children […]

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Aug 08 2010

Victory’s Rose

This morning I went outside and noticed that Victory’s roses burst into bloom! Aren’t they beautiful?! (Thanks, Jaclynn & Samantha!) The white rose is the Victory Rose, and I am not actually sure what the pink ones are called. The white roses smell like sweet perfume, and are big full blossoms; there are three of […]

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Jun 18 2010

One Month

Sun shines in through my bedroom window But gray clouds begin to line the sky. I held you for just a few weeks; My brokenness cries out, Why, Lord, why? Your frame in secret was never hid, Although I saw you not, our Father always did. Knit together by His perfect design– Image of His, […]

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May 29 2010

Saturday May 29, 2010

Published by under Beauty,Grief,Victory Athanasius

In the deepness and darkness of our sorrow, we feel the arms of Christ around us. Stacks of cards and emails, voicemail messages, references to our Victory Athanasius in the church service, babysitting & help tending my home, making Gabriel feel special, friends bringing food, gift cards for food, figurines and chimes and candies, gorgeous […]

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May 22 2010

Saturday May 22, 2010

Isaiah 45:5-7 I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides Me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know Me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides Me; I am the LORD, and there is no other. […]

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May 20 2010

Thursday May 20, 2010

Published by under Faith,Grief,Victory Athanasius

Dear brothers and sisters, I cannot tell you how much I detest writing these things. May God be gracious. On Monday we learned that the child Melissa and I were expecting has gone to join five siblings in the loving arms of our Lord. God is good and faithful, even when our eyes of flesh […]

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May 18 2010

Tuesday May 18, 2010

Published by under Grief,Victory Athanasius

Just got home from the hospital, so it’s time to rest. But I wanted to thank you for all the compassion, love, and especially prayers. I am so thankful for that. It feels like the emotional pain is just never ending. Thank you for being our brethren. I don’t know how much I will update […]

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