Sunday, July 27, 2014

A birthday in Heaven

Well, today would have marked the 2nd birthday for Cameron. "They" say time heals, and I suppose it does to some degree. But there will always be that Cameron shaped hole in our hearts and lives. We think about how all his pain and suffering are ended and how beautiful Heaven must be.... None of us ever got to spend our 2nd birthday in Heaven! 

We obviously miss him greatly but are thankful for the time we had with him. Some days go by quickly and easily..... Others not so.... I was looking forward (since he had been gaining strength to hold himself up) to actually take my little buddy on the tractor and other things a father does with his son this summer, so I sometimes long for things like that. But I know it wouldn't have compared to playing in the Streets of Gold! We feel so blest to have been able to care for such a precious little angel and pray for God's direction and will to be done as we look to see what the unknown future holds. 

This picture was given to us as a Christmas gift last year with a little "letter" from Cameron. It hangs in our bedroom as a reminder of what really matters in this life here on earth.  

The letter reads: 

Dear Mommy & Daddy

I want to take a moment
To say a little "hello".
It's been a little while 
And I know you miss me so. 

I want to thank you for your love,
So wonderful and sweet,
And for the love of God you gave,
Which made our home complete. 

The air upon the earth 
Was not pure enough for me.
So Jesus brought me here with Him,
To live eternally. 

It's wonderful in Heaven;
There's more joy than I can tell. 
No longer will my life be spent 
So sickly and unwell.

He freed me from all sickness,
Suffering, and pain, 
And gave me life and breath, 
That I might live again. 

Please don't forget,
As you live on earth below- 
I want to see you here someday,
When Jesus brings you home.

Love, Cameron 

At times I'm a little more emotional than I like to admit. But it's tough to read through that without at least a little tear. So hug your children and tell them you love them. You never know what life may bring. I'm thankful that almost every night I was able to either stick my head in his room and tell him his daddy loved him (even if he was already asleep) or say it through the phone if he was in Cleveland.  I'm thankful he had no doubts of how his mommy and daddy felt as he went home.

Jordan and Joy

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