Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Thursday, November 4, 2010

3 years

Dear Forrest,

How has it been 3 years since you left us? It seems like just yesterday. This time of year is so hard on me because Halloween is the only holiday I was blessed to share with you. I still remember you in that Pumpkin hat just staring at me with those big brown eyes. I knew you were a gift from the Lord that was sent here to make such an impact on my life. I am so proud of you son. Proud of the rich legacy you left behind. Proud of the strength you showed every day. Proud of you for just being you. Your name, Robert Forrest, is part of that legacy. You were named after 2 of your grandfathers who were already waiting on you in Heaven. Those two men left such amazing legacies behind and taught your daddy and I so much about life, love, and knowledge. We knew when we named you that God had big plans for your life.

I miss you baby boy and wish I was kissing your head, singing Jesus Loves Me, and telling you how proud I am to be your mommy.




The Rohman Family said...

Praying for you family today.

EBW said...

Praying for ya'll today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brittany,

This is Brittney Conroy (previously Wilson). I was a nurse at Lebonheur when Forrest was with us. I sometimes check in on your blog to see your precious little family grown. You may not even remember me. I was a tall blonde back a redhead and was still in orientation as a new nurse the day Forrest came in. I never took care of Forrest but my dear friend Leah Apolodimas did and I was there the night your family celebrated Halloween with Forrest. I thought you guys were the cutest/sweetest little family EVER. Your faith and courage amazes me and I am thankful that I crossed paths with your family. Almost four years after I became a nurse your family is still who I think about when I think about why I do what I do. My husband and I now live in Charleston, SC and I just happened to look at your blog and when I saw you talking about Forrest's name I just had to stop and comment. We will be naming our son (if we are blessed with one someday) Forrest Robert just like your little Forrest (only backwards). Forrest was my grandfather's name and Robert my husband's uncle who passed just recently from colon cancer. I did not know that Forrest's first name was Robert and I just think that now the name will be that much sweeter. And I hope that if we have a son named Forrest Robert that he is as special as your Robert Forrest was. Sorry for the long message..I have just always wnated to let you know what an impact you had on me. Thanks...Brittney