Saturday, May 29, 2010

Welcome Home...

Memorial Day is set aside to honor and remember those who died while serving our country. It is also a time to remember others we love and care about who have gone on before us. Those who have been welcomed home by Jesus!

Many of our loved ones have died and been welcomed home by Jesus, but the hardest death for us has been our son, Kevin. In December of 2004 our son died of congestive heart failure after a virus attacked his heart. He was 25 years old. We adopted him when he was 3 and in those first 3 years he had suffered greatly at the hands of those who were supposed to have loved him. What comforted me the most after his death was knowing that he was no longer in any emotional pain or mental anguish. He was at peace. He was really free for the first time ever and Jesus was there to welcome him home.

Thousands of soldiers have died to protect our freedom and to bring freedom to people in other countries. We must never take that for granted, and yet there is another kind of freedom that we need to seek even more. It is the sense of freedom we experience when we know that Jesus loves us so much He died for us ~ we have been saved by His grace, and we are free from sin! We have been given an eternal freedom through salvation!

Today as we remember those who have died before us and were welcomed home by Jesus, let us give thanks for their lives, and also for the free gift of eternal life God offers to each of us.


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17 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! Thank you for sharing your memory of your son with us. I know you miss him tremendously. What a reunion you will have some day!
Peace be with you.

chasity said...

what a blessing indeed.

Cathy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your son. I know the holiday brings back sad memories for you. Thank God for His freedom and salvation. Blessings ~

Mevely317 said...

Ah Renee ... I can't beghin to image your pain at Kevin's passing.
How blessed we are, looking forward to the exquisite "hello's" our Father has promised!!!

Blessings,
Myra

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing such precious memories of your dear son. It is good to know that this Memorial Day he is truly free.

A Busy Single Mom said...

I'm so sorry about your son. And yes, as stated earlier, what a reunion you will have some day! So much truth in your words. Have a blessed weekend.

Sandy said...

Renee, I am so sorry that you had to suffer the loss of your son, but so glad you are comforted to know that he is at home with Jesus. This is a beautiful Memorial Day tribute post. Thank you so much. Have a blessed Sunday and Memorial Day! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Karen said...

My heart goes out to you. My son died from heart defects at age 3. I work with some young children who have endured much abuse and neglect. Thank you for showing your son and so many others the love of God.

sarah said...

you have a great heart to have given your adopted son a safe home....I'm sorry all the stuff that happened to him...and that he died so young...The good thing..he had you and your family....and I like what Whidbey Woman said....you guys will have a great reunion some day.....Stay strong ok.

Joan said...

Renee - I am so sorry for your loss, but know you are comforted by the fact that one day you will see him again.

Praising God for the freedom He gave us through Christ.

Blessings,
Joan

Anita Johnson said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, now I have found yours. I have a 25 year old son and your loss was difficult for me to read about. I am so sorry. We too, cling to the promises that God gives us, not immunity in this world from pain and loss, but eternity with Him in the next. Hallelujah!

Annesphamily said...

Blessings to you! I know someday you will share the glory of Christ with your son in Heaven! Blessings to you dear lady! anne

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

What courage you have to keep going in spite of losing your son. And you honor those who give their all so we can have freedom. Most of all I appreciate your comment about the better freedom, the freedom from sin in knowing Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour. God bless you.

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Beautiful reminder of all that matters. I'm very sorry for the loss of your son.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I'm so grateful for those who fought for our freedom. Praying for comfort for you and those who have lost loved ones.

Gentle hugs, sweet lady.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Your post today is so emotional. I'm so sorry about your son.
God Bless,
Ginger