Sunday, May 15, 2011

The past week has been really difficult emotionally.

I can almost picture that blonde-haired, blue-eyed toddler running around our house.

I can almost sense the chaos of our lives with two small children.

And, when I close my eyes, I can almost feel the hugs and kisses of a sweet, little, almost-2-year-old boy.

It's so strange to me that two years have gone by...two whole years since he's been gone. And, yet, the hurt is fresh right now, and, once again, it feels like just yesterday that I said goodbye to that precious little baby along with all of my dreams for his life on earth with us.

I don't know what you're supposed to do to mark a 2-year-olds birthday when he isn't here to celebrate with a party hat and a cupcake. I assume it will be another trip to the cemetery...this time with a little sister who will never get to know her brother this side of heaven.

I would covet your prayers this week as we contemplate how to honor Zachary's life as a family and walk through another challenging season.

"He is faithful in all He does." - Psalm 33:4b


  1. Sweet Courtney, I am sorry for the pain.

  2. We have been thinking of you and remembering Zachary all this past week, too. We have been praying for you and have shed a few tears for you this week as well. We love you guys and miss Zachary a ton.

  3. Courtney, you are covered in prayers as we think about your Zachary Michael on his birthday week. <3

  4. Courtney, my heart hurts for you as you approach Zachary's birthday. As always, you are in my prayers.