Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Been 5 Years...

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." 
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1

It's hard to believe that it has been 5 years since my nephew, Billy went home to Heaven.  It was so unexpected, and as an aunt living in another state at the time, there weren't enough hugs or chances to rock my sweet boy to sleep.  Sometimes when I miss him the most I watch the videos my sister and brother-in-law created of him and sent to me prior to his death and even the ones sent after.  He was and will always be a precious gift unto my family and I thank God for the healing that has come into my heart over the years since.  I thank the Lord for the gift and blessing that my sister was able to have two more babies and how much of their older brother shines through them.  Being an aunt is not something I take lightly or just the title of another family member.  I adore my nieces and nephews and I praise God that there is no greater gift that I've experienced yet in this life.

Today I remember a sweet baby boy with ridiculously cute and chubby cheeks, and an infectious laugh who will always have a piece of my heart.

William Thomas Darnell, Jr. 11/01/07 - 03/29/08

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
~ James 1:17

1 comment:

Quentin Smith said...

Billy would be starting Kindergarten and I know it brings tears to your eyes to think about it. Find comfort in knowing that no matter how much it hurts that it ALL factors into god's plans. Cheryl and Bill have been so blessed since then with 2 more handsome young boys. They are going to have the BEST aunt that any growing boy could ask for. I love you!