Let the little children

Come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14

My sister Amanda and her husband Darren lost their baby boy yesterday.

Sullivan Phillip Purser
9 inches
8.6 ounces

No sooner come, but gone, and fall’n asleep,
Acquaintance short, yet parting caused us weep;
Three flowers, two scarcely blown, the last i’ the’ bud,
Cropt by th’ Almight’s hand, yet is He good.
With dreadful awe before Him let’s be mute,
Such was His will, but why, let’s not dispute,
With humble hearts and mouths put in the dust,
Let’s say He’s merciful as well as just.
He will return and make up all our losses,
And smile again after our bitter crosses
Go pretty babe, go rest with sisters twain,
Among the blest in endless joys remain.

Anne Bradstreet
November 1669

And two years ago today, Josh and I had the joy of knowing we were going to be parents. Sweet little babies, even still, we love and miss you. You both made us parents, maybe not in our arms, but always in our hearts.

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6 Responses to Let the little children

  1. alaskan grandma says:

    so very sad…God bless both amanda and darren
    our prayers and thoughts are with them.

  2. Jen says:

    My heart is aching for you and your family. I’m so sorry, about your nephew and the twins. They are not forgotten.

  3. Barbara says:

    I am so sorry.

  4. LIbbie says:

    I am very sorry;know you all are in my thoughts and prayers

  5. apecaut says:

    I’m so sorry. 😦

  6. Jenn Chang says:

    I am so sorry for the loss for both your sister and you guys. There isn’t anything comparable to losing a child. *hugs*

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