Sunday, March 8, 2009

Because sometimes I need a reminder

A year ago yesterday was Joshua's 2 month birthday. We celebrated with our friends the Taylors, who were visiting from the US.

Hard to imagine that he was with us a year ago. And yet... of course he was. I've been on a sort of mental stop watch since January 7th - just wanting to see how long it was that he was with us. No wonder the time was so glorious - 60 days seems like a long time ago. But at the same time, it was just a few weeks ago. And that's still how it feels when I realise Joshua's gone.

This Friday is one year since his encephalocele broke.

This next Sunday is one year since he was promoted to Heaven.

A week from next Thursday is one year since his funeral.

Please pray for us as we walk through this next 10 days. It's going to be a potentially rough time. And unfortunately, I am very busy with work. I'm hoping that I don't get too physically exhausted, as I know I'll also be mentally and emotionally exhausted next week.



24 comments:

  1. christina taylorMarch 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    hey susie, we are praying for a house full of peace and joy. I cant believe it was a yr ago today we were there with you all. Such good memories. we love you guys.

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  2. Dear Susie,
    I can only imagine the heaviness on your heart and on Matt's. These dates will forever be remembered with a mixture of emotions. I promise to pray - To lift your entire family up before the throne of God and ask Him to give you His comfort and His peace. And to pray for patience with Oceana - she just won't understand the variety of emotions everyone is experiencing.
    Remember to take care of yourself - get your rest when you can. I know it is easier said than done!
    Stay strong and Courageous -
    (((HUGS)))
    Tricia

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  3. I will most definately be praying for strength for you and your family in this upcoming week...

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  4. Joshua is probably always on your mind... and when he's not... he is always in your heart.

    May the Lord Bless You during this emotional time as you reach all of memory markers of your precious little boys life.

    I will pray for you.

    ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

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  5. Miss Susie,
    Praying for you family here in ohio.
    Joshua, What a blessing to your family as well as to the Blog world. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us.
    Take Care

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  6. you guys are in my prayers! I miss beautiful Joshua. It is also hard for me to believe he is gone and has been for almost a year. Your family has been part of my daily routine since his birth. I am grateful for the example of true and everlasting love you have shown to me. You are still an inspiration to me. You have walked this difficult journey with such grace.

    I will be praying that you, Matt and Oceana find peace in the days to come.

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  7. I will be praying fro you and your family.

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  8. I've been thinking of you & will continue to pray for you this week.

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  9. May our loving Father surround you with His peace, love & comfort. I'll be praying for you.

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  10. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ you all.

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  11. We'll be praying for you guys.

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  12. I remmebered, and I've been praying. love to you, and grace and peace.

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  13. Oh Susie what a hole has been left in our family because Joshua is no longer with us! The grief we feel over our first born grandson is tremendous as it is for you. Looking to heaven for the comfort we are missing here. Love you so much! Hugs and tears that we both need to share are here...hope you can feel them.

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  14. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

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  15. I've been thinking about Joshua alot over the last few weeks. I still have your family photos on my computer. I loved seeing him wrapped against you. So very close to you. Very special.
    We will be praying God wraps you and holds you in his protecting, comforting arms as you go through these next few minutes, days and weeks. I know that this time last year every single second, minute, hour, day was a precious precious time you has with Joshua.
    Lots of love and hugs xxxx

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  16. Susie, you and your family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Laurie in Minnesota

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  17. We'll be praying for you as you go through these next couple weeks!

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  18. Hey hun I know my grief doesn't even touch yours, but I think I come pretty close to understanding your pain and my heart bleeds for you. Something about the fact that your little girl is due within days of when mine was supposed to be due makes me keep coming back to your page once I've posted on my own... I hope you don't mind, feel free to read mine if you want haha. I really hope that you aren't too uncomfortable and I pray that 'flip flop' arrives safely and perfect with all 10 fingers and toes :)

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  19. Hugs and prayers going out on your behalf!

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  20. Susie: I haven't been on the blog for awhile, but felt an urge to "check in" today. I think God was reminding me of the anniversary. You all are in my prayers. And once again, thanks for allowing all of us to be a part of Joshua's life. He will be remembered always.

    Hugs, Jan (Grammy from Texas)

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