Friday, January 21, 2011

One Month

 We love you and miss you Andrew!
 The video above is the last one we have of Eric with Andrew.
 This video is when the kids first met Jared for the first time and we wanted to get it on video.  I am holding Andrew, because he came in first.  At the end of the video I am saying, "I missed you!"  Every time I watch this, I realize how much I really do miss Andrew.   I think this the only video we have of me holding Andrew.  

The last month still feels pretty unreal to us.  The amount of comfort and peace we have felt has been amazing and such a blessing.  We are so grateful for Andrew and the chance we have to be his parents.

6 comments:

Britty said...

Jenny, we all wonder how we would handle this situation. I know I think it would be too much to bear. You have proven that you can endure such a trial and that you can do it with grace, gratitude, and most importantly faith. I'm so proud of you and what an amazing mom you are. I hope I would be as strong as you if I were ever faced with something similar. It must be so hard to ache for and miss Andrew, and I am so glad that you are being relieved of some of that by being blessed with peace and comfort. What an incredible little family you have!

Jennifer Maughan said...

Jenny and Eric,
I cannot tell you how often my thoughts have turned to you in the past few weeks and how often I have thought of how graciously you two accept the will of the Lord. Thank you for your sweet spirits and your gentle reminders that we are not in charge and that the Lord chooses the seasons of our lives. Of so many things that I think would have caused me to feel totally incapeable you find strength in the journey. I hope you feel blessed and know how much you are loved and appreciated. Your family is still beautiful, and no matter how long it is since your sweet Andrew passed away, you will always be able to feel him near and know he is yours. I love you guys!
keep your chins held high!

Toby and Tammy said...

Thinking of you today. You are amazing and I'm thankful for all that you have taught me. Thanks for being a friend.

kim said...

I always wonder why things keep happening when something so sad happens. I feel as thought the world should stop turning, time stand still and everyone mourn the loss. We think about your family a lot and know that this is a hard time. It has been so touching to feel of your testimony and find strength. I find myself holding my little (and big) ones closer and thankful each day that I have them. thanks for sharing this with us as.

Emma and Dan said...

I just heard the news about Andrew tonight. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I have no idea what to say, but I wanted to let you know that your pictures, videos, and stories of Andrew have really, truly touched me. What a handsome and mischievous little boy!
I have cried and cried as I have read. I have felt uplifted by your testimony of the gospel and your grace. You are an incredible woman, Jenny. We love you!

Melanie said...

It's hard to believe it's been a month.

The videos of him are priceless. Truly!