Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wishes for heaven.







Dear Family and Friends,

The past 12 months have been filled with a sorrow I never knew before our sweet Isaac was born. We have thought about him, and loved him, and honored him, and kept him apart of our family the best way we know how.

I realize that throughout our family and friendships there are several different religions, and that some have thought I brought this suffering upon myself and the children, and that I chose this pain for our family. I have to disagree, and exclaim: God chose this for us, for whatever reason, He chose this perfect child for our family. It’s not what I wanted, but it was what we were given!!

I want to share my testimony with you that Christ lives. That because of Him, we will have eternal life. God lives, He is aware of us, even when I have been sure He has turned away from me. There is life after death, I have felt it, I have embraced it. Our sweet boy exists along the sides of friends and family that have gone before. Our heavenly family members are aware of us, they watch over us, and they love us.

I have learned that time is precious. That now is the time to become our best selves. I have learned to love my husband and children differently, and although many times I fail, I can still keep trying to become the daughter of God I know I have the potential to be.

Handling a bereaved family is awkward and sometimes uncomfortable. Today, our request is that you remember our sweet boy with us. How we love him. How we have sorrowed and cried for him, and how are hearts still ache to have him here with us. He is ours, we know he counts, and I ask that you think of him today during his heavenly 1st birthday.

We love you,

Misty, Andrew, Olivia, Ian, Hannah, and always…. our Isaac.

15 comments:

Trennia said...

(((HUGS)))

Gucci Mama said...

I'm thinking of all of you today. As always, I find myself amazed by your spirit. This was a lovely tribute to your sweet son.

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Issac

Grandma Rozla said...

What a beautiful testimony! Happy birthday to your sweet little angel baby Isaac!

Cheryl said...

1 year...I have thought of you ad your family so often and I smile thinking of Isaac. He is precious and perfect.
I hope you were able to find some happiness today.

Hugs..

Jodi Lansink said...

Thinking of you and your family and little Isaac today.

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to your precious Isaac.

S said...

Very beautifully written. Full of hope and love and truthfulness. I must agree that every gift from God is perfect. However, it still makes me feel so sad to see how your heart aches for baby Isaac.

Happy Birthday sweet Isaac. I know you can feel the love from below. Hugs.

Lindsey said...

I am so sorry that you don't have him in your arms to hold, but I do know that he's in God's arms. Praying for you now. I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray that you'll conceive again soon. I would like to continue to be a part of your journey.

lindseycdouglas@hotmail.com

Karol said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby Isaac. Give me Laynee a hug for me in heaven.
Misty, praying for you as you stand strong under this particular cross that for whatever reason, our Lord has chosen for you.
Remember that God is good........all the time.
Karol

Rina the Mama Bear said...

Hugs and prayers.

Anna said...

Remembering Isaac today with you...with a heavy heart. I know he is whole and perfect in Heaven, but I'm so sorry for his absence here with you and your family. Be well.

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday to Momma, Isaac and family. Praying for your strength and peace. Thank you for letting Jesus shine His light through you even in these horrible, aweful times. I know that's no comfort, and it might even feel like salt on a raw wound. But He is, thank you for letting Him. And rest assured, when I get to heaven I'm gonna have some questions for Him why people, who love Him and their children so very much have to face the pain that ya'll have had to face.

Damaris said...

Found you via Natalie's blog.

I am so sorry for your loss. Your son is lucky to be part of an eternal family that is led by a dad and a mom with such a strong testimony.

Thanks for inspiring me today.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday... Thinking of you guys...