Sunday, August 3, 2008

Proverbs

Proverbs 14:6


Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief...





We went to visit Timothy and take him some flowers this afternoon. It was our first visit and the kids were excited to go. In the midst of our grief, God gave us joy. When we got there, baby land was being watered by large sprinklers. Austin and Emma still wanted to share their gifts so we let them. It was funny watching them run to his grave, put their plants down, then run back as quickly as possible. Then they decided that they would try to protect him from the sprinkler and stood guard for a few minutes. It almost felt like they were playing with Timothy for the first time.





As we drove away I felt so much emotion. I was happy that their first visit was a fun one and they can't wait to go back, but I also felt sad that our children have to go to the cemetery to play with their little brother.













7 comments:

The Finnestad Family said...

What a beautiful day to be there together as a family....and what a treasure that first visit was too! I love the pictures Jen and can't wait to hear more about your time there.

Anonymous said...

What fun photos! Isn't it precious how God can bring smiles and comforting memories even during sadness.
Praying for you,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful that your children love him som much. If only we could always look through a childs eye and see this fun, beautiful world. No worries. I'm glad god was showing you that even in the sadest of times there can always be some happiness and joy. Your service was amazing. We're thinking of you and your family.
Love, Brock, Bree, & Bradley Metzger :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a fun day. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Annette

The Earnhardt Family said...

Everyone said exactly what I was thiking :-) So I'll just simply say "ditto" and that I hope you have a very good week of family time, make some wonderful memories, and come back a bit refreshed. We love you and are continuing to pray for you. See you in two weeks! (which seems far too long!)

Stephanie said...

Amazing Grace that God would grant such fun during your first visit. I know you'll have a good relaxing time at the Lake. See you in a couple of weeks.

Michelle said...

I think Austin is practicing to be a sprinter on the track team! I hope you have a wonderful time as a family this next week!