Father, thank you for blessing us with a child as amazing as Thatcher, and though we don't get it, and we're mad and angry, and sad and hurt and we don't understand how this is for our good or for your glory, we still trust you. Our hope is still in You, and we will still praise you, for the 2 months and 29 days that we got to spend with Your child and servant. God, please be gentle with us, please give us comfort that surpasses understanding, please hold Thatcher tight and let him know that we love him so much, and we miss him more than life itself. Please kiss him for us, please squeeze his hand, please brush his hair and put him in some really great heavenly robes, and he really likes physical therapy, though he doesn't need it anymore and You already knew that. God please be near, and hold us too... we need you, we miss him, we want to be close to him, we want to worry about alarms going off, we want to worry that he is breathing, we want him here to care for him, we want him here to love on him, we want him here to sing over, and pray over, and read to...
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Our hope... (6/9)
Some of you may know, others may not. Thatcher made the long ambulance ride home with us last Thursday (a little over a week ago now). We spent 8 beautiful days together as a family in our home, and last night at 9:12 pm Thatcher Caleb went to his real home. Jesus is holding him now, with his older brother or sister. He has finally gotten to meet Caleb, the man he was named after and who we read to him about every night. We know that he is singing God's praises loud, and is in no more pain. He will never have another seizure, and never struggle to breathe ever again. Our sweet baby boy is home with his Father, and is being held and loved better than we ever could here. We are so thankful for the time that we got to spend with him, and we are so thankful that we got to spend the last week here at home with him. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Thatcher's life some time this week, we will post more information as we figure it out. Thank you all for your love and encouragement but as we are still incredibly overwhelmed we'd like to limit visitors to just our families.