Dear Company Girls ~
The year on my post is not a typo.....two years ago my fifth grandchild was due to be born.....unfortunately, a few months earlier the Lord welcomed little Hayden Jack into His presence.
It was the Christmas time the year before that we had a little memorial service at our home with family and friends. The pastor that had married my daughter and her husband and had dedicated their first three children came and said a few lovely words of comfort...and we played a piece of music......by the group Mercy called I Can Only Imagine....as we all sat there and pictured little Hayden dancing with Jesus. During these difficult weeks, there was a song playing on the radio, with it being the Christmas season....not a religious song but a song that the Lord used to speak to me...we often hear it during the Christmas season...it's called Please Celebrate Me Home.......not all the lyrics fit but that phrase just kept replaying in my mind, through my tears, that even though I really wanted to be holding Hayden that he was really saying to me....'nana, please just celebrate me home......it's okay nana.'
Well, a week from this Sunday we're planning on having a dedication. Jairus, Honour, Verity and little Hayden, have a little sister named Afton...you've seen her picture here many times before...she's a cutie.....and we'll have a time of celebration...and as the proud nana and papa of these little ones, it will surely be a joyul time. We also will be celebrating the announcement that we heard last weekend...eldest son Ryan and his wife, Lord willing, will have a little one to cuddle and hold by the end of November. We are excited!
Little Hayden, we always remember you...dancin' with Jesus.