Monday, March 30, 2009

Seeing the fingerprints of God in our little valley.


Yesterday was a Glorious day to honor our son Baby Willy.
The clouds were thick and the air was cold until.....
until we walked down the hill side and the Sun shone upon us like
Someone orchestrated it..the wind stopped blowing and all was calm.
The Son was shining on all of us.

Some hundred or more people came to stand with us on the little hillside.
The strength from our friends and family held us as we walked the path no one
dreams they would walk. No one wants to walk.
The path to bury your child.
The path of not knowing why but trusting that the steps in front of you
have already been walked by our Lord and Savior.
The path is worn. He has been here.
I can still see his foot-prints.
I know which way to go. He leads us.
He is here now. His tears are the dew on the ground for our pain.
We keep walking. Hand in Hand
Knowing that I, that we, can trust Him.

Leaning on my husband feeling his heart beating.
Seeing our children walk for their baby Willy knowing that this will be the last thing I can do to honor him and to rejoice for the 8 months that I got to carry him and look out for him.
To feed him and nurture him.
To sing to him and feel his kicks.
Would I do it again if I had the chance? Yes!
Willy has made a difference on this earth and I would be honored to carry him again.


Baby Willy is escorted by his two brothers and two of our dearest friends.
The sound of Scripture being echoed through our little valley as we walk behind him.
The sound of weeping coming from somewhere behind me.
Am I really doing this?

I will praiseHim..
Sometimes I have to lean on others to praise Him.
Sometimes It's easy.
Sometimes It's not.
But I will continue to praise Him.

15 comments:

Kim M. said...

Praying for you...

Word Warrior said...

"Would I do it again if I had the chance? Yes!"

Oh, Robin...you sweet, precious friend. Your strength carries me! Your unwavering faith preaches of a gospel deeper than words on a page.

It bears up a real, living Savior--to embrace Him in this sorrow...to say "though he slay me, yet will I trust Him."

I owe your family my deepest gratitude for pointing--once again--to the reality of a Heavenly Father, whose love for us nothing can separate.

Chelsea Pang said...

Your poetry is like the psalms! Yes, your Willy is not in vain. He accomplished the same purpose of God in his short life that any of us just hope to accomplish in our entire lives!

Jeanette said...

Love you - praying still!

Anonymous said...

Just want y'all all to know how much we love you and are thinking about you and praying for you. Hope to see you all soon. - Kristi Tidwell

Kathy @ Teaching Good Things said...

It was truly Holy Ground yesterday! Thank you for letting us share in your grieving.

laura mouro said...

Robin, you are so much in my thoughts and prayers. Even though I have never met you (though Cameron has) I love you . . . my sister in Christ.

Laura

mommyofmany said...

From what others have shared with me, it sounds like the service was a true blessing to all involved. Even in your pain you are allowing our God to use you to encourage others.

There will, of course, still be moments of tremendous grief and loss and tears, maybe even moments when you feel alone in your seemingly unbearable pain. As you cling to one another, may your sweet family continue to feel the comforting arms of our Lord Jesus about you as He leads you through these times.

Our prayers are still with each of you.

Anonymous said...

We have never met but thoughts of you come to my mind through-out the day. I find myself whispering a prayer of peace for you.

Until, we meet in Heaven my friend.
Brandi

Dearest Jessica said...

Robin you and your family are so strong. I am amazed by your strength. You are all in my prayers.
Love Jessica

Brandi said...

Sweet friend I love you dearly. Word Warrior said it well, "your faith preaches a gospel. . " friend, others are watching your faith, even the confession of how extremely hard it is. I love you and yours. You guys have been on my heart. . .as I told Taylor the other day, my prayers has been that the rain of His presence fall heavily on you. I wish I lived close enough that I could have been there to honor Willy with you. Today, I honor that sweet boy and can't wait to meet him one day. He has a special family on earth and I know he's hanging with His most special Abba whie he waits for you.

I love you guys,
Bran

PS It's so interesting that you have another Brandi friend!

Angie S. said...

You're in my prayers.

Angie

smallseven said...

Robin,
Please know that my heart is breaking with you right now! Last night I heard of your loss. I am shedding tears for you! The Smalls are praying for you and your precious family! You are such an awesome example of following Christ regardless of what He may allow you to suffer! I know He is so proud to call you daughter, knowing you trust Him and will praise Him continually, regardless of lifes circumstances.
I love you! I'm praying for you!
Heather Small (remember me from Clayridge Academy.)

Candace said...

Robin, You don't know me, but I heard of your family through Kelly C and other members of our PC church.

I just wanted to write - I've been there, though not as far as you were, and only once.

But it only takes once to realize HOW much your heart can ache for a child that you can only hold in your hand - they can't hold you back.

I love the picture in this post. After the loss of my child, I remember just going outside, and staring off into the sky, with tears in my eyes.

My baby is up there with the Lord! God gave me such a peace knowing that HE is with my little one and I WILL see them one day!

How clearly I remember the tears, and how blessed I was to have a husband that would simply hold me and let me cry.

May the Lord continue to surround you with His love and the love of His children - your friends.

In Christ - Candace

Kristin said...

Thank you for letting us share in honoring Willy's life. I never met him, but as Ted said, we loved & prayed for him just the same.
Christ was there in the words, in the music, & it was clear to see that He is carrying you through this. It was an achingly beautiful reminder of God's goodness & sovereignty. May He continue to pour out His healing grace upon you all!

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