Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Look Up

Jake and Loren had the sweet idea of giving Jacob and Cambria helium balloons at Gabe's graveside service; we loved the thought of including them and giving them something tangible to do.

What I didn't foresee was the way everyone's eyes left the tiny casket when the kids let the balloons go. . . and looked up.


Beyond the temporal. Beyond the grave. Beyond the pain and devastation of here.



  1. I have an aunt & uncle who released balloons at their baby girl's funeral, and the continue to do so every year on her birthday (which was also the day she died) is still a very special time for them 13 years later.

    Continuing to pray for you all.

  2. Praying for your all and your family. It's most painful to lose a loved one and even more, when it's your chid. Take care

  3. Psalm 121
    I lift up my eyes unto the hills (must mean I am in the valley) where does my help come from (I'm feeling helpless)? (ANSWER) My help comes from the Lord (what are His credentials?) the maker of heaven and earth (oh)
    He will not let your foot slip (but I can't feel my feet under me...)he who watches over you will not slumber (I just want to be able to sleep in peace). Indeed, he who watches over Israel (and me) will neither slumber nor sleep.
    The Lord watches over you- the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night (hourly protection). The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life (yearly protection). The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore (eternal protection).

    I've been in this valley. What I learned was the grass was green and nourished me for the climb back up.

    Love you,