Saturday, May 05, 2007

Today was rough but beautiful

Today Chelle and I dropped off the last of the parental support. My folks were here from Thursday until Tuesday, Chelle's parents were here from Saturday evening until this morning. After we dropped them off at the airport, we went to the mortuary to finalize the arrangements for little Isaac's body. It made it easier to know that his soul was already in a better place. We believe that our little son was so important to God, that he couldn't wait to get him into heaven. We know how valuable he was to us in the short amount of time that we had him.
After making the arrangements, Chelle and I felt a big relief. We went to breakfast and then to celebrate the day with some well needed margaritas. It was an absolute beautiful day in southern California. A fact that didn't escape Chelle and I.
Once we were home, we continued to celebrate his entrance into heaven. Chelle and I listened to music and even danced a bit together in our back yard. We feel so good to know that God is in control of our lives and we can enjoy the peace that surpasses all understanding. I realize this is hard for some people to comprehend, and we pray that you to will someday realize this. We are all in God's hands whether or not we choose to relinquish control to Him. If not, please do. God is so much better at deciding our fate than we are.
As Chelle and I danced in the back yard, I played iTunes DJ and as we heard this song again, we became even more aware of the lyrics. I don't know if this band understands the beauty of the lyrics that they wrote, but we do. Please listen once again, and understand that we may not understand the miracles that happen, but God knows what he is doing.


Life is Beautiful


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8 comments:

Sister Sivje said...

Beautiful post Christian. Thank you for sharing your day with us. I googled the lyrics to the song so I could just read them and let them soak in. Here they are for anyone else who wanted to read them.
Life is beautiful
We love until we die

When you run into my arms,
We steal a perfect moment.
Let the monsters see you smile,
Let them see you smilling.

Do I hold you too tightly?
When will the hurt kick in?

Life is beautiful, but it's complicated.
We barely make it.
We don't need to understand,
There are miracles, miracles.

Yeah, life is beautiful.
Our hearts, they beat and break.

When you run away from harm,
Will you run back into my arms,
Like you did when you were young?
Will you come back to me?

I will hold you tightly
When the hurting kicks in.

Life is beautiful, but it's complicated,
we barely make it.
We don't need to understand,
There are miracles, miracles.

Stand where you are.
We let all these moments pass us by.

It's amazing where I'm standing,
There's a lot that we can give.
This is ours just for the moment,
There's a lot that we can give.

=================================

Christian and Chelle, I continue to hold you up in prayer. You are both so beautiful and special. You continue to see the blessing and the beauty in the pain. I love you both so much.

TAMBLAM said...

You two never cease to amaze me. I love you both so much. TamBlam.

Anonymous said...

thats cool.

umm....
can you tell me how to put music on my blog too?

That is awesome!

-The Fork Family Five

jcrowe said...

Did you realize that Isaac's name means "laughter" and also that Isaac in the Bible was a "type" of Jesus Christ? In theology some types for example are water/Holy Spirit, winds & waves/doubts. Joseph in the Old Testament was also a type of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was called the lamb of God or as Barbara said as I was talking to Chelle, a sacrificial lamb. Little Isaac was a lamb and his death will result in many coming to Know Jesus Christ as their Messiah , and Lord and Saviour. Rejoice! That is one of the reasons that you both are in the presence of Joy. These are some of the reasons we will always love your son, Isaac.
Your loving earthly father.

jcrowe said...

Did you realize that Isaac's name means "laughter" and also that Isaac in the Bible was a "type" of Jesus Christ? In theology some types for example are water/Holy Spirit, winds & waves/doubts. Joseph in the Old Testament was also a type of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was called the lamb of God or as Barbara said as I was talking to Chelle, a sacrificial lamb. Little Isaac was a lamb and his death will result in many coming to Know Jesus Christ as their Messiah , and Lord and Saviour. Rejoice! That is one of the reasons that you both are in the presence of Joy. These are some of the reasons we will always love your son, Isaac.
Your loving earthly father.

Suzette said...

You are taking steps forward and I believe that's the right direction. Wherever Isaac is, he's watching you, his parents, and loving you for the amazing people you are.

Love,
Suzette

Chris, Mary & Jackson said...

Thank you for sharing through your pain. What a wonderful song.

You've been in our prayers and thoughts everyday. Please know there is a place for you in Arizona by the pool.. whenever you want to come.

Lots of LOVE

Anonymous said...

Hi Christian and Chelle,

I am glad to read that you are beginning to heal. My father has been fighting brain cancer for over a year and your words about God being in control of our lives ring so true- I have come to know this over the past 16 months. We lost Dad this morning and I am certain that he is up there smiling down on all of us along with your sweet angel. May you be blessed with peace and healing in the coming days.

I love both of you!
Nicole Bailey