Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rest in peace, Elijah Rainbow Fisher

I've sat to blog many times over the past few days. But nothing seems right to share. Nothing seems quite important enough to share because my mind has been focused on a family and their loss. Constantly in my thoughts is the Fisher family who forges ahead the rest of their days without their beautiful baby son, their only son, Elijah Rainbow.
As a fellow homeschool Mom, I couldn't help but feel as if I got to know them a bit over the years via their blogging adventures. It seems like just yesterday reading their amazing birth story of Elijah and being touched to tears by it.

Knowing there is another family in pain, suffering a loss like this, it can't help but have an effect on you, to change you, and to make you want to cherish every moment you have with your own children. I find myself holding my children a little longer in quiet moments, smelling their hair while giving them hugs just a bit tighter and relishing in each interaction just a bit more than I had the day before.

Our hearts go out to the family.  May sweet memories of their son bring them comfort and pull them through the dark days ahead. May they feel the thousands of prayers that homeschoolers across the world are saying in their name and not lose hope or faith. And above all, may God comfort them as only he is able. 

So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.                      
John 16:22  (NLT) 

Rose Beyond the Wall 
by A.L. Frink



A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside
a garden wall,
And as the days passed
swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...
One day, a beam of light
shone through
a crevice that had
opened wide ~
The rose bent gently
toward its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side
Now, you who deeply
feel its loss,
be comforted ~ the rose blooms there ~
its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by
God's own loving care.

Rest in peace baby Elijah. 


1 comment:

Lisa Wood said...

What gorgeous love and support for Baby Elijah Rainbow and his gorgeous Mumma Lauren.
May he be wrapped up in gods loving arms forever, and may Lauren feel the love and support xxx