Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

11 August 2012

Surprising comfort...

He seemed to know exactly how to comfort that night – the night of August 10, that would have been Jona’s 18th birthday. As he cuddled in my arms he opened his eyes, looked right into my eyes, smiled until he dimpled, and said: “Jonatá!” I was amazed; our Little Man seemed to have read my mind, right then full of memories of Jona.
 
“DJ” (as Jona called our Little Man) was most likely thinking back to earlier that day when he sat on  my lap at the computer, looking through lots and lots of Jona pictures with Elizabeth and me as I compiled a collage to commemorate Jonas birthday.

Up until that evening all our Little Man’s attempts to say “Jona” had for months been “Nana” (interesingly also his word for sweet things!) and then more recently “Nona” – but earlier on that evening of Jona’s birthday he had said “Jonatá!” for the first time. And he had even cooperated so we could get a video clip:

video
 
As he lay in my arms that night, his saying “Jonatá!” – so happily, confident that he was going to make me happy by doing it – was a blessing beyond description. Our loving Heavenly Father knew that we needed the extra special timing of it...
 
The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms...
(Deut. 33:27)

10 August 2012

Jona’s Birthday

Today would have been Jona’s 18th birthday...

It’s hard to know what to write...

So many precious memories...

Please continue to pray for Jona’s family – especially for his mom and dad and Marcos.

We know God is faithful; we continue to rest in His truth.

Jesus said:
I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?