Back in January I wrote a poem entitled TICKLED BLUE to share with you all the birth of our newest family member. My niece gave birth to her second child, a boy this time, and we all were so thrilled. As with her first, we all were there in the hospital just after he was born, so special to share those incredible first moments. But Wednesday a week ago the unthinkable happened, this little darling baby boy stopped breathing. At this point there are no answers as to the cause, he had no symptoms, and it was completely unexpected.
This past Tuesday we attended his funeral. I hope you never have to see a baby in a casket. He was just five and a half months old. His was a short life but one that touched us all. We'll remember his sweet face, adorable smile and darling chuckle. We can't begin to know why God took our little Jacob. All we can do is trust and pray that God will comfort his parents and sister and the family that loved him so much.
JACOB, OUR GIFT