I love and terribly miss this young man. This is my baby boy, Jerry, who now lives with his Father in heaven. Obviously, this picture is a few years old & a little blurry but it’s one of my favorites.
This past week, we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary and Jerry’s 22nd birthday. Though his presence here at home is truly missed, we’re thankful that we were able to embrace each occasion with celebration. It was the five of us around here and having to adjust to “minus one” hasn’t been easy. But by the strength of God, we are further along in the journey. Life is different but much better than earlier days.
Jerry was and still continues to be a an awesome young man. My greatest joy is knowing that he loved Jesus. As I go through his belongings, I continue to find detailed items reflecting his faith. As mom, that is what keeps me and the family moving forward daily – faith. It is faith that reminds us that someday, we will be together again. Until that time comes, we will celebrate special occasions as if he is here with us. We will sing to him on his earthly birthday and prayerfully, we will begin to celebrate the day that he returned home with the Lord. That is my desire beginning this coming December.
I imagine that my son is having the time of his eternal life and I’m thankful for the 19 years that I had with him. He always belonged to the Lord, not me. I thank God for allowing me to bring him into this world. He will always be my baby boy.
Dear Lord, thank you for blessing me with my first-born and only son, Jerry. Let him know that we love and miss him.