We thank you Kate for your sharing about your little Erin and we rejoice in both yours and your husband’s heart assurance that Erin is with The Lord and her Joy is now complete in His Loving arms…….
As I read your message Kate my heart was very touched as I remembered my little ones who are also in Jesus arms and I too am comforted that God does not delight in our suffering and hardship, Jesus came to set us free and He gives us the strength to be overcomes in all things in Life even spiritual death. The Scriptures confirm His great Love for us…….
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
March makes me think of oh so many things Irish. Half my ancestors are Irish, and more than half of my husband’s are Irish. So when our daughter was born we named her Erin. She had so many battles to fight in her brief life. She had Dandy-Walker Syndrome, a defective heart, Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus, and so much more. As a result she required a whole bunch of surgeries. Not all at once, of course. She had 8 surgeries in her 10 months and 5 days of life. In between those she was home with us. She had amazing spunk, spirit, vibrancy~and could light up a room.
She changed lives and touched the hearts of the people in our parish profoundly. Despite her spunk, she had a stroke following a surgery. Her doctors were devastated. We told them they had nothing to feel guilty about. Their excellent care and deft hands…
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