Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Loss-update


Update:
Ethan wrote this letter today without me even knowing it. He asked if his Nana could take when they lay Uncle Bill to rest in Maine. Such an innocent little heart.



The beginning of summer has been hard for us, unfortunately.  We have had to endure a very hard loss in the family with the passing of my Uncle Bill.  We have gone through so much with his passing, more than I would wish on any family.  Without going into detail, please know that my family could really use your prayers for the next few months as we work through the whys and our overwhelming grief at times.  Please pray that each of us will be able to refrain from blaming ourselves, and have peace.   Peace in knowing that we were blessed to share 42 years with him, even though those years were way to short.  


 28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30

This verse has brought tremendous comfort at this time.  Pray if you would too for our Ethan.  This is the first time he has really experienced the loss of someone close to him.  He really was Uncle Bill's little buddy and Ethan misses him a lot.  He also just has lots of questions about death, very innocent questions, but he is still working through all of this in his mind.

From Drop Box
(Ethan and his Uncle Bill in 2001)

We will miss you Uncle Bill, but are so glad that you are no longer suffering.  Happy that your tears may now be turned into joy.  We can't wait until we can join you again one day in heaven but until then we will continue on here.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Carla, I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to Ethan...the first time is so hard to understand. I'll be praying for your family each time God brings you to my mind.

Cheri said...

Carla, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I will be praying esp. for Ethan.