Yes this week is my birthday week! WOW!! If you think it was just a short time ago..you are right..my biological birthdate is in October…however! I was adopted into my family, the family that raised me, cared for me, and the family that I call Mom, Dad, and sister! Because of that I have wrestled with celebrating a birthdate to a mother is no longer in my life as opposed to celebrating a day when I became part of my family. For that reason I am now celebrating my birthday in March, March 9th to be exact! The date of birth for official reasons (i.e., legal documents) will remain October but for all other purposes …March 9th it is!
This week will bring much homework…ahhh!! So back to the writing I go!
For those keeping up with the London Lara story, he was born this morning at approximately 7:30a.m. and died shortly after 8;30a.m. He blessed his parents with an hour of life, 60 precious minutes to spend a lifetime together. Keep this couple in your thoughts today, London’s funeral will be sometime Monday. Check the link to the previous post to get to a page posted on by his parents.
It is amazing in the 8 months of London’s life….he has touched many. His parents have exhibited such love, such strength, and such joy through tragedy. Their journey has not been easy, their hearts broken for their loss but yet at the same time comforted knowing they are not alone.
The online world has blessed them with “likes”, “posts” and support. Don’t forget their journey did not end today…it continues for the days, weeks, and months to come as they grieve and move forward with their lives. Don’t forget to continue to remember them as Christmas comes, as New Year’s comes, and as live progresses through 2013. I know they will still need your encouragement and prayers in the days ahead.
Saying goodbye is NEVER easy…but what about saying goodbye before you even get a chance to say hello. I stumbled upon this story through a friend of mine. I ask that you check this link and keep this young couple in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow as they will welcome their son…and say goodbye to their son. They are (and have been) embarking on a journey I wish no one should have to endure…yet they are. Yet they are doing so with such great hearts…I could not imagine being in their shoes.
Check out the link, leave some encouragement, I know they appreciate knowing they are not alone!