Baby Noah’s Butterfly

While we were still in shock at the final phase of losing Baby Noah, we waited patiently in our little room at the ER. Heather was weak, quiet, and still.  Her usual effervescence was gone. Her eyes were shallow and empty.  I held her hand and ran my fingers as softly as I could up and down her […]

From Earthly Father to Heavenly Father

As I finished my morning routine and gathered my thoughts to begin this new day, I checked my handy dandy, old-school, paper planner for my plans for the month, week and day.  Let’s see…Bible study at 8:00 pm, return several phone calls from the previous day (and from before the previous day), family discipleship, Daddy […]

Love, Life, Death, and the Emergency Room

While I held her foot, they quietly wheeled her out of our bedroom. Through our dark house on the stretcher, out the front door, they moved her with both care and urgency. They were working on her upper body so much all I could touch was her foot.  It seemed so appropriate because Heather always […]

From a Wedding and Funeral to Tears and Hope

The last program had been passed out. The guests were all seated. The violins started playing.  Everything we (or should I say she!) had so painstakingly planned for the past 7 months—no…the past 23 years— was finally coming to fruition right before our eyes.  For the past few months I listened as she poured over […]