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Five Minute Friday: Color ~ His favorite color ~ RED


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is favorite color was red,  and around this time of year, it especially stands out.  Sunday will be 7 years he’s been in heaven . . . seven years of still missing . . . and always thankful for the 16 years we were blessed with the gift of Matthew‘s life.  We have special reminders of him . . .

Red ribbons, red M & Ms and Skittles (his favorite candy)
Red candles
Red mushrooms I discovered by his gravestone this year
along with the red cardinal
His new red Bible he wanted for Christmas
it was buried with him instead
as well as the new red shirt he wore
and the red roses we let go as his shell was lowered to the ground

His red moped still parked in the barn
the picture we treasure of the red and white candy cane
he gave his sister in the hospital

Red balloons floating to the heavens on his first birthday with Jesus

Red ribbons and red glittering balls on our Christmas tree
Fading red poinsettias, but not our memories of him

My beating red heart ~ still healing

Gifts wrapped in red
a reminder of the gift of red blood Jesus shed
so we may live forever in heaven
and be reunited with our loved ones.

Joining Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Friday.



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 33 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ Homeschool mama of 26 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

14 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Color ~ His favorite color ~ RED

  1. My heart aches for you, too. What a beautiful post in remembrance – brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh how lovely….to see the memory of your precious son through his favorite color and of The Son through the red blood He spilled. What a beautiful connection! Thank you for sharing his story with us…

  3. Ouch, it even aches to read this lovely tribute. Fortunately we do have the red given by Jesus and the cup we share that unites us all with Him. May He send the Comforter to you and bless your heart with His presence.

  4. Beautiful, using his favorite color. Didn’t think of that. It was so moving, can’t think of anything else to say. Thanks for sharing your son with me. ~Nita

  5. First time visiting your blog. Your words are beautiful and powerful. So thankful for the hope we have in Christ that one day we will see these precious loved ones again!!

  6. I know that God is healing your heart, and keeping these precious memories there as he carries you on that journey. What a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing.

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