Jun 19, 2010

It's a sad day...

"ETHAN JAMES  JUNE 11, 2010 It is with great sadness and aching hearts that we, Dave and Ami, must announce the passing of our perfect little darling baby boy Ethan James who did not survive his birth on June 11th 2010. He weighed 9.4 pounds and was 21 inches long. He had his Mommy's smile and his Daddy's hair. Our precious little angel will always be remembered by his Mommy and Daddy, loving family and friends."


My heart's tears

The phone's ring
bringing news that cannot be taken back
My heart aching, my mind racing,
and then I'm there.
I see his face, his sweet mouth,
I touch his hair, his feet, but he is gone.

My heart cries out to the sky.
Why? Why...
My mind races back over the past week
the joking, the encouragement.
I think back to the baby shower,
the blocks I made that spelled his name.

My heart crumbles in my chest.
The friends who were so hopeful,
so lit up from joy, dreams, excitement...
The closed door to the nursery tells
of a sadness that should never be carried,
the sorrow that fills their very lives.

I know You love us
I know You have a plan
My very heart cries out to understand.
This can't be from Your hand.
The loss of innocence, so profound.
My faith is shaken, yet I am not undone.

My God is a God who knows
the pain of losing a son
He comforts those who mourn
He holds the hands of the weak
He surrounds us on all sides
with an army of angels.

Praise God for His faithfulness!
It is new every morning.
Though the world seems upside down
My vision is blurred
My mind can't think
Praise God for His faithful Love!
AJ Collins 6-2010


Today is the day of his memorial service. I am not sure I will be checking in here at all.
Thank you for your prayers for Ami and Dave during these difficult days.

Just me, AJ

13 comments:

  1. I am a brand new follower, and so I haven't had the opportunity to get to know you very well. But I am so very, very sorry to read of your heartbreaking news. You and your family -- and especially your beautiful baby boy -- are in my thoughts and prayers ....

    Mary

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  2. Beautiful poem!
    Sending my thoughts and prayers with you today!

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  3. Ami & Dave that is a beautiful pic of Ethan. You hav e really been in my heart this week. Lots of love, Barbara

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  4. I can only imagine what they are enduring right now. A nightmare come true. But, our God is still God, and I'm so thankful for the strength and healing He provides to those who love them at times such as these. I love you, my friend, and appreciate what a friend you are being to this family right now.

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  5. I am so sorry. Praying for your family.

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  6. So many hugs to you, Dave and Ami.

    My heart is just broken.

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  7. This is so sad. Saying a little prayer for the family.

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  8. What a beautiful boy :o( so sad for his mommy and daddy. And you.
    YOu all are in my thoughts.

    Beautiful photograph of truly a little angel.

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  9. Sending across condolences, hugs and prayers.

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