Friday, November 06, 2009

Celebrating Life

Today I had the honor of attending the memorial service for a precious baby girl named Kaiya. She was perfectly formed and created by the Lord but she was born far too early to survive. My heart broke in pieces for her lovely family who is grieving such a devastating loss. In spite of this grief, baby Kaiya's grandfather spoke on behalf of the family and proclaimed that God is always Good even in times such as these. What truth and hope to remember when things just don't seem to make sense. Parents just shouldn't have to bury their children and we don't understand why, but God does. And sweet Kaiya is free from pain, celebrating with Jesus today and because her parents are believers, one day they will be together again.

In the words of Kaiya's grandfather, please join me in storming Heaven's gates with prayer for this sweet family and most of all for their daughter Kaidyn, Kaiya's twin sister who is fighting a very brave battle in the NICU.

I hate prematurity, I absolutely hate it. I hate how it steals lives and destroys the hopes and dreams of parents and families everywhere. But thanks be to a God who is Good all the time and has overcome even this.

4 comments:

Lynn said...

My youngest went Home 8 weeks before Kaiya did. He didn't even make it to being called premature. No service, no burial...still haven't decided if that was a good or bad thing. Know that I'm here praying for all who loved Kaiya and for her sister as she fights on!
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My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
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laura said...

so beautifully written and so righteously true. I will be praying!

Carter and Addie's Mommy said...

I hate it too......but so glad I have two children today who prove that God exists and is the Great Physician and He is in ultimate control. :)

LaRhesa said...

Lindsey, thank you so much for this post. It touches my heart. Your presence and the presence of all the moms there really meant a lot to me. Thank you for putting out the word for prayer for Kaidyn. My parents have just been so impressed with how great of a network the club has and how sweet you all have been to me in this time a need, even after only two meetings. I smile when I think of Andrew asking you to pray for Kaidyn. I think of your boys and that gives me hope that one day our turn will come to be discharged from the NICU. I pray for that day daily. Thank you again. God Bless! LaRhesa