Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 17, 2007

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.

6 comments:

Diane said...

Isn't it grand to know that someday, you'll be dancing with Hayden and Jesus, too?

Congratulations on the grandchildren additions.

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

What a beautiful testimony of your faith. Yes, that little one is dancing with Jesus. May the Lord continue to bless your famiy.

Rachel Anne said...

There is so much comfort in knowing that our dear babies are in heaven. It doesn't stop us from missing them here, but it makes eternity seem that much more precious. Thanks for sharing.

joyceandnorm said...

Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the new little one on the way. Will be in prayer for them.

She's So There said...

Love that we can always find comfort in knowing that we too will dance with our babies in heaven...there are five sets of sweet feet I will kiss the toes of the day I arrive Lord willing!Much love!
Sweetie

mholgate said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. You have such a beautiful heart!

Have a wonderful dedication and celebration!

Enjoy the week ahead,
Melissa