Our family is unique, just as any in the world. We have a child in Heaven, one adopted from another country, and two born to us biologically. All our God’s…He just gives us the opportunity to be blessed by them. And we are! Despite Joshua leaving too soon, he remains a forever part of our family and is a continual blessing. The smiles and hugs I get from my children here on earth are cherished. As my blog-journey continues, more and more information will be shared about each of my children…none of them came to us easily in our eyes, but the whole time God was working.
We have known many who have lost children at some stage or age. In the past month and a half we have been given news of 3 born still. It certainly strikes deep and hits hard, but we know that part of Joshua’s purpose during his short life was to help others going through similar pain, so we embrace them and their stories. We keep them in heart and prayer. And we remember. We remember Joshua, but we also remember God’s promise to never leave us.
Death, especially of a child (regardless of age), is one of life’s hardest trials, in my humble opinion. God never promised us an easy road, but He does walk all of our rocky roads with us. The days I miss my sweet boy the most I still rejoice, for I know it is selfish of me to wish him with me when he is in The Perfect Place. There are no answers for the pain on this side of Heaven, but we know God is good all the time and His ways are higher than ours.
Each person has trials in this life…they can’t be escaped. But God is unchanging…He and His ways are perfect. We need to cling to Him in trials, maybe most especially in trials we don’t understand.