5.12.2010

He's an Angel Now

It is with tears in my eyes and a broken heart that I write this post. It is 4:12 a.m. and I cannot sleep. I am anxious about the event taking place today. Monday morning, at 10:50 a.m., my nephew Smith saw Jesus. He was born 16 weeks premature and lived for 11 days before leaving us for heaven. My sister and Jon will bury their first born child today. I cannot get my head wrapped around the events of the past month and I most certainly cannot fathom what my sister and Jon are going to go through today. Words cannot possibly describe how I feel. My heart is broken for Smith but I know he is in a much better place now...whole and pain free. My heart is broken into a million little pieces for my sister and Jon. No parent should ever have to bury a child and I do not pretend to know how they are feeling. I do know that they are remarkably strong. They have handled the past month's roller coaster ride with such amazing grace and dignity. They are the strongest, bravest people I know. I know their very strong faith in the Lord is what has helped them through this most difficult time and I am profoundly honored to call Kori my sister and Jon my brother.

I want to thank everyone for your comments, texts, emails and FB messages. I have been blown away by all the prayers and concerns. I am forever grateful.

7 comments:

Kim Knight Perez said...

What a beautiful post, Lyric. Our thoughts are with all of you today.

The Frisco Russells said...

Still praying for you and even from a far and after talking to Sara after she came up to photograph them that's the one resounding theme Jon and Kori have shown such GRACE and TRUE Trust in our GOD when things do not make any sense... What a testament to who they are are... lifting you all up sweet girl.

Wendy

Ashley and Matt Sheehan said...

Thinking and praying for your family today. I am so sorry you all are suffering. May God continue to watch over all of you each second and minute of the day.

the rodriguez crew said...

Lyric, I know that today was likely the toughest day of your life ... still thinking of you all, and praying each and every time your family crosses my mind.

Dustin & Kate said...

Praying whole-heartedly for all of you!!!!

kelly said...

Your family continues to be on my heart and in my prayers!

Kelly Hornberger Photography said...

Nothing really can be said. I am so sorry for your family's loss. What a sweet little boy that yall will ALWAYS have memories of. There is no way I could ever know this pain, but I promise to be lifting up Kori and Jon in my prayers as much as I can...please give them my love! What a testimony they have through this...I pray that one day they can see full circle and the blessing that can come out of something as hard as this...
Your blog post made me cry...you are an awesome writer, and your words could not have blessed little Smith's life any more!