Sunday, August 17, 2008

With the Father

My heart grieves this day for the Myers family. We prayed, believed and the Lord heard. I cry with you for Clifford will be missed much. To the family, your faith in Jesus our Lord has blessed me and inspired me. I pray that if God allows, that I get to hug your necks on this side of heaven. I cant articulate what the Lord has done through you in me. I feel a heart felt love through Christ that I believe can only happen because the Holy Spirit binds the body of Christ together. Much sympathy, love and prayers to you this day.

Engrafted by His Grace--

August 17, 2008
From CJ's Family:

Our sincere thanks to all of you who have made our cherished son, Clifford, a part of your thoughts and prayers over his 14months. As many already know Clifford's heart stopped on Thurs. night and was not able to be revived. He was hooked up to an ECMO machine which took over his heart function however the 50 min. he went without oxygenated blood flow resulted in brain bleeding and swelling. We learned yesterday when he would not wake up and had showed visible neurological damage that the affects were permanent and severe. Yesterday afternoon, in his daddy's arms, and over our prayers and "I love you's" we allowed Clifford to be removed from his life suport equip. and sang him into heaven. Godspeed with all our love Clifford, we will always remember your wonderful smile and laughter. Your family,

Dawn, Abe, Henry & Clara

7 gracious comments:

Nicole said...

Wow. Thanks for the update Shonda. So sad, but beautiful at the same time. This family loves Jesus and that is beautiful. I am going to keep praying for them.


annie's eyes said...

Amen, Shonda. He heard our prayers, and answered them the most complete way with a new heart and healed body for CJ. He is playing with Jesus this afternoon. With all my heart, I thank you for your sweet compassion and love for this family. You are precious in His sight and to me. Love, Annette

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

I am speechless! Oh Lord be with each of them!

Marina said...

Lord please be with the parents at these time,marina

jennyhope said...

This breaks my heart for their loss. I am so sad for them. Father please hold them and sustain them through this time of tragedy.

MrsProverbs31 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful child. My prayers are with your family.

Shonda, thanks for sharing. This is the first time I heard of this. Tears are welling up my eyes. I just can't imagine losing such a beautiful child, but I am comforted by the fact that He is already there for them.

God bless.

Jean said...

Shonda and sweet precious ladies, thank you so much for your kind and heartfelt prayers and love for our little CJ and our family. I am just overwhelmed at how God laid on your hearts to pray for this little guy. Last night I went to pray at my table where I have his pictures and I felt so stange when I saw his picture and realized I did not need to pray for him anymore. I have prayed for this baby for 19 months (counting time in womb from when we learned) and it just seemed odd not to do it anymore. It made me smile though!

I never would have known this was here if Annette hadn't e-mailed me and told me, so thank you Annette for being the dear friend to me you are and Shonda and all of you dear ladies for keeping us bathed in prayer. We feel it and we are experiencing the benefits of it.

Love you all very much,
CJ's Grandma,
Jean Myers