Christmas can be one of the worst weeks of the year for many of us with child loss. After my daughter, Becca, died, it made me realize that even though I did my best to make Christmas about the birth of Jesus, it really was more about things like baking traditional cookies, giving my kids presents and making the season fun for them.
The death of our child causes us to rethink everything we thought we knew about life and about God. And Christmas is a great time to remind ourselves that Jesus came here on earth as a baby, for the purpose of dying so that we can live forever with Him, and with our children and other loved ones.
Without God’s love, we would remain drowning in a sea of grief. In this episode, I start out reading something I wrote called Forever, and then go on to share about the hope of heaven, because of His incredible love for you and your child.
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James Anthony Walkley was born on December 23 and is forever 28.
John Ferreira Jr. was born on December 24 and is forever 32.
Ryan Durkin was born on December 27 and is forever 19.
Tevin Tyon was born on December 28 and is forever 21.
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Remember to Hold On Pain Eases; there is HOPE!
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