20 June 2007

News from Ezekiel's Garden...

It is with great sadness that we have to share sad news with happy news. It is also the reason for the name change from Ezekiel's Garden to Joy Comes in the Mourning. David James "Garden" was born May 5, 2007. He was born at home into his daddy's arms because the midwives were 5 minutes away. It was a truly wonderful experience, however nervewracking it was at the time. The sad news is that he was infected with Group Beta Streptococcus and passed away due to overwhelming sepsis just 30 hours after his birth. I will post the story in greater detail at a later time. Through the Lord's tender care and merciful planting of us in a wonderful church, we are pressing on. There are sad days and happy days. Most days are just "okay." However, we are discovering that joy truly does come from mourning, and our Eternal Hope is the means through the pain to that joy.

2 Comments:

At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Mary said...

Ps 126:5,6 NKJV
Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.

The death of your little one was a seed sown and being watered with many tears, but there will be fruit. God never wastes the sorrow and suffering of His children. Heavenly Father knows how it feels to give up a child to death - He saw His Holy Son murdered on a cruel cross. How it broke His heart! But it opened the way for Jesus to be the Savior of many.
God be with you in your season of sorrow.

 
At 8:46 AM, Blogger Danielle said...

I left a post over at your homeschoolblogger account. I am thinking of you and wondering how things are going.

 

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