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Our Son, Matthew ~ 7 years gone, yet, No Less Days to Sing God’s Praise

“If you know someone who has lost a child, 
and you’re afraid to mention them 
because you think you might make them sad 
by reminding them that they died–
you’re not reminding them. 

They didn’t forget they died. 
What you’re reminding them of is that 
you remembered that they lived, 
and that is a great gift.”

~Elizabeth Edwards~

Blessed with a 16 year loan on earth with him
Now missing him for 7 years
Yet, 7 years closer to heaven

Matthew has “no less days to sing God’s praise,
than when he first began”
and someday we will join him ~ it’s the waiting that is hard . . .
he in heaven and our home here – a temporary separation.
We so miss him – miss his smile, miss his voice,
miss the dreams we had, just plain miss . . .

yet, thankful for Jesus –
thankful for precious memories
thankful for a scrapbook packed full of pictures

thankful for more joy than tears

thankful for hope, grace and new mercies every morning

Please Father ~ give him a hug for me today and
tell him his Mumsie misses him and ooohhh, so loves him.

“We wouldn’t long for Heaven if earth had only joy.”
Amish proverb



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 ~

4 thoughts on “Our Son, Matthew ~ 7 years gone, yet, No Less Days to Sing God’s Praise

  1. What a fantastic tribute to your son, Loni. I’ve never lost a child but it was a great reminder to others I have lost along life’s trial that I cared a great deal for. Thanks.

  2. Praying for you. My heart still hurts as I remember and look at his picture. The way you count your gifts now… touch deep. Thankfulness changes all of us. It has forever changed me….

    Hearing you say “thankful for the time you had with Matthew”

    Thankfulness brings JOY.

    You inspire me.

    Love you

  3. I will never forget how connected I felt to your pain during that tragic time in your life and though we didn’t lose our son our pain has remained through out these years. Praying for you to be comforted this Christmas season and that God will bless you with some amazing new memories not to replace the hurtful ones because I know those will never leave, but hoping that the God of hope will fill you up with HIS amazing joys.

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