What a very sad day.
Today, Reed's family said good bye to their perfect little gift from Heaven. I don't know any details. I have tried to give them space to grieve as privately as possible when in the hospital. Please pray for this family. My heart is just so broken, imagining the grief they are knowing now. While life around the PICU goes on somewhat like usual, one family has lost a piece of themselves that they will not ever gain back... in this life. Oh, isn't life terrible sometimes.
And isn't God good.
And somehow that is at the same time.
How I long for the day when we will only know and only experience the goodness of God and no longer the weight of sin.
My heart is very heavy today for these dear friends of ours from our time here. Lord, please show me how to love them well. Even in silence.
And while people we have grown to care for have lost their precious baby, just a few doors down, our boy fights on. And I truly find it difficult to rejoice. All I can think is that while I am grateful, another family has lost their invaluable treasure.
Please read this chapter out of the book, "Suffering and the Sovereignty of God." I think it's one of the BEST excerpts I have ever read on grief. Please read it, even if your not a reader. You'' be blessed.
I'll write more later. Shepherd is doing well. Here are some pics from today.
Look at how much closer to normal he is looking. We cheated a little and took his humidifier off for the glamour shot.