Saturday, November 05, 2011

Honored and Remembered

Today is the day that our Stephen would have been born. At least, the day he was due, as calculated using our limited human intelligence to determine. But God knew he would never have a home here with us, that his life would be a vapor that lasted only 5 months.

While I've known for a while that we wanted to honor Stephen today, I wasn't sure how we should do it. Until the Holy Spirit brought me the perfect idea, and instantly Dan and the kids were on board . . . we used today as the chance to sponsor a through Compassion.

We searched using Stephen's birthday, June 7th, and found Alexander, a 7 year old who lives in Mexico. Since Elijah is 7, he was adamant that we choose this boy. So this morning, as the family all gathered around the computer, we committed to helping this boy financially, but more importantly, we committed to praying for him.

As tears rolled down my cheeks, Elijah said to me, "At least we know Stephen's death will work out for good - at least I think it will."

Yes, buddy, I think it will, too.


Jenni said...

Beautiful way to honor your little boy! I'm so excited God brought that to mind. Reading about your family choosing someone to love this morning brought tears to my eyes! Love you and am praying for you today and always.

Elizabeth said...

Praying for you through my own tears.

Gretchen said...

Donette, that is a wonderful idea. Bless you, sister.

Missy said...

Oh, Donette.

God certainly gave you the perfect way to honor Stephen's birthday. There is more to this than meets the eye, and I am looking forward to seeing what joys God has in store for you through Stephen and Alexander.

PS - My birthday is June 7th. :-)