Friday, February 12, 2010

Home with Jesus


Our little blessing fought as hard as he could but just could not wait to get home to see his Creator. God answered ALL of our prayers, maybe not in the exact way we had hoped but He did answer and the Holy Spirit has made that very clear to me. We prayed so hard for him to make it full term, and he did. Despite the fact that he was supposed to be very small, he weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Despite the fact that he was supposed to be mildy to severly deformed in his face due to no fluid he had the face of an angel, just like I had prayed. We prayed that his feet would be fine and normal and they were! We saw them for the very first time, despite numerous ultrasounds. We all fervently prayed for healing, that he would be healed and whole in Jesus' name and He is, praise be to God. He may not have been healed to live here on earth but He is certainly perfected in every way and with his Savior. Although the grieving is very difficult for us, we would not have wished for him to live a life of ridicule, dialysis, transplants and catheders. God knew exactly what was best for him and for our family. We are so blessed to have gotten to love him and hold him alive for the majority of the late afternoon on Tuesday. Although I am sad for me, and for my family, I am not sad for him at all. He is where he was always meant to be!
Thank you all for supporting us and praying for us during this time. We are celebrating his life and what he has meant to so many through this journey on Saturday, Feburary 13,2010 at 3:00 P.M. The memorial service will be held at Church of the Highlands on Grants Mill Road in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome! We would love to see you in person and give you big hugs for praying us through this!

16 comments:

  1. Kelli, he IS beautiful, no doubt. Thank you for posting his precious picture. We are rejoicing with you that he is fully whole and happy with his Savior. The Bible says in Zechariah 8:5 that in the New Jerusalem, "The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there." I look forward to the day when we can see our John Knox and your beloved Elijah enjoying each other's fellowship one day. For now, the Marvins grieve with you as you miss this wee one. Praying that He will hold you in His "everlasting arms," that He will "bind your broken hearts," and that you will be able to "tell of all His works" in the days to come. Love, love, love to you.
    Kim and David Marvin and family

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  2. What a precious, precious boy. Thank you so much for posting a picture of your sweet Elijah. We love you and are praying for you and your family during this time. God is so good and I am thanking Him for complete healing of your sweet boy and for bringing your family comfort as you wait to be reunited with him.

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  3. I am so glad to know you were able to have some precious time with him, I wondered about that! Our prayers continue to be with you Kelli, and the family! Much love to you - he is absolutely precious!

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  4. He is just beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. Me, my church family and coworkers have been praying for you and we will continue to do so. I wish we lived closer and could join the memorial service. Your strength and faith have been such a blessing to me. Thanks for sharing your heart with us all.
    Mary Kate Thomspon Pynes

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  5. I was at Justine Belk's home at a Bible study for 5th and sixth grade girls when I got the news. We are praying for you and we grieve with you. Though all of this, I am glad that you remember God's plan for the best. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster; to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
    The Eldest Noll Family Daughter (members of Church of the Highlands)

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  6. Such a precious boy, Kelli! Like Melodye said, I am so happy that you and the family were able to spend precious time with him! We continue to pray for you and for the Lord to surround you with His comfort and peace.

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  7. so precious. we are praying for you and are so incredibly sorry we can't be there to celebrate his life with you. love and miss you!

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  8. Love you guys and hope to see you this afternoon. praying for you as you grieve but also rejoicing with you that he is in heaven with our Savior. Even so Lord, come quickly!

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  9. Wow! Mrs Kelli you are such an encouragement. I am amazed at the strength you guys have taken on through this. Look at that precious miracle. I love you so much.

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  10. We have been praying for you over the last few months and will continue to pray for your family!
    John and Penny Lowden

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  11. So beautiful! Your strength and strong faith is inspiring to us all. We continue to pray for you all at this time.

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  12. We are so sorry for your loss, but are so grateful that your precious baby boy is with our loving Creator. What a beautiful baby boy! We are praying for God to comfort your hearts. We grieve with you.
    Brad & Lisa Willis

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  13. He definitely has the face of an angel. He is perfect in Jesus' arms and loving his new Heavenly home. You will be in my prayers during the days, weeks, and months to come. I've been in your shoes and can relate. I'm certain that our angel Olivia is playing with Elijah on the best playground ever!

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  14. Such a beautiful boy, Kelli. So glad you got to hold his tiny fingers and kiss his sweet face. Small comforts in difficult days.
    All grace to you and your family, The Haleys

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  15. He's so precious, we are praying for your family. Thank you for your testimony!

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  16. Les & Kelli,
    Although we have not seen you guys for many years you are still so much apart of our family. We have followed you on this journey and prayed for you and will continue to pray. Thank for sharing your joy and your sadness with us. Elijah is a beautiful angel and now he is waiting for the day that your family will all be together and sing praises to our God who is so faithful. We Love Ya'll,
    Charles, Pat, and Lauren Johnson

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