Dear friends, I feel overcome with such thankfulness. I just received yet more cards and personally written notes in the mail today. I am amazed at such honesty and openness in these cards, for the prayers that are being prayed over us, for the financial help. I am humbled to tears repeatedly. Why us, Lord? Why Jonan? Why would You use our sorrow and pain so deeply in the lives of others? Why are we so blessed in such a time of grief? So many grieve, we are not alone in our pain. But why such beautiful redemption should be known in so many hearts through our lives, through losing our son? Of all people, we are so blessed.
My prayer for you all is that the seeds that are being sown (of faith and love for God, and His love for you because of walking with us on this journey) would be protected. That they would not be choked out by the busyness of life, scorched by the heat of difficulty, trampled by the cynicism of the heart. But that these seeds would grow into mighty trees of redemption, offering shade and beauty to all who pass. And may the fruit of these trees feed untold numbers in the coming years to strengthen their faith and heal their souls. May our hearts be increasingly opened to the love of God like we have never known because of one little boy and his beautiful short life.
Thank you all for your love.