I’ve been wanting to share five songs that have become so meaningful to me over the years as I’ve wrestled with surrendering my will to God’s and understanding His sovereignty in difficult circumstances. Two of them were introduced to me in the past few months of our Trisomy 13 journey and are now included among the favorites that have comforted me through this experience and helped me to express my trust in our perfectly wise, loving heavenly Father.
We came home from the hospital yesterday with deeply grieving and very tired children and have had two days of intense parenting… getting ourselves regrouped and working through a myriad of emotions. Each big sibling is processing our loss in very different ways, so we find ourselves in need of much wisdom to know what each one needs from us and the strength to meet their needs.
Tonight I’m alone for a few hours while the kids are at AWANA, thankful for time to think through all that has transpired and listen again to each of these songs. I’m sharing them here for any of you who would benefit from meditating on the powerful messages they convey. Whether you already know them or this is your first exposure, I hope they will be a blessing to you.
Tomorrow, we will share a few favorite pictures of Joel. His memorial service will be held graveside on Friday for our immediate family. We wish we could extend the invitation to the many of you who have supported us in countless ways on this journey, but after much deliberation and weighing a wide variety of factors, a private service seems to be the most appropriate. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued prayers.