Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Memorial Day . . .

Andrew James Unruh
July 8, 1988 - May 26, 2004

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
For his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me
In the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23

[Oh how I miss you, my sweet boy . . . ]


Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

We will never forget or cease to miss those that have gone before. Our hope, and God's promise--we will see them again one day and there will be no more sorrow or tears.

Until then, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child.

(Morning Glories in Round Rock)

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Anonymous said...

I am sorry that I deleted the above post but I forgot to add something important so I will start over!
Thinking of you and praying that you will God's love and peace today!
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today...
The one thing that I know is that you will see your beloved Andrew again and what a glorious reunion that will be!

kylie said...

my love to you, debbie

Linda said...

Have I missed the posting about Andrew? I am sorry for your loss too, and I am sure you will never forget him.

If I may, and if it's not too painful, will you share about Andrew, or post a link to a previous posting for those of us who don't know?

Thank you!

Karen Deborah said...

I see him as he is now romping with Katie, shouting his joy, laughing, and running free.

I also understand your grief and the loss. He was/is loved. It was my joy to love you all and serve.


really big pink bathrobe hugs....

June said...

You're in my prayers. The loss of a child would be devastating. I don't know what I would do if my sweet Landon passed from my arms to Gods. They would feel so empty. Some say that when a child is born with disabilities it is as though you have lost a child. The child you thought you would have. I know I went through a deep grieving process, but now I would do it all over again for his sweetness in my life. Thinking of you at this time and sending you a hug for being the mother you are.

Sit-N-Chat said...

I can see in his eyes and his expression -- and I know he is sweet and cheerful.
I will meet him someday when I join him in the place where there are no tears, where exists pleasure and beautiful surprises we can't imagine, where Andrew is now experiencing our Saviour in a way we can't. And we will all be together for eternity.
I am sorry you are missing him now in these days and I will pray for you.


jojo said...

I haven't been coming here for long...I didn't know about Andrew but I sensed that there was a loss. I lost a child, just a baby really, he was just a new born, but the pain was so great, so huge that I wondered how I was going to survive. I'm glad you had the chance to know your son and share many memories with him. May those sweet memories help you in the hardest of times and may the Lord give you Grace for the beauty of each day. Thinking of you...jj

noble pig said...

Oh my, of course you miss him! Hugs to you...big ones! I can only imagine how sweet and innocent he was!

Becky said...


Elizabeth said...

I didn't know you "lost" your earthly Andrew to the Lord on Memorial Day, this must be a difficult day for you...I'm sorry Debbie, sending you a hug!

Karey said...

You were in my thoughts yesterday. When I'd read about Andrew I had added his day on my calendar.

Your friend Karen is becoming my cyber-space friend too. A big pink bathrobe hug sounds like just the thing!

Together We Save said...

Big hugs. I know you miss him.

Sharon said...

(((Hugs))) and love from Oregon dear friend.~Sharon

Ruth MacC said...

There are so many people who know something of you and your family's pain. It's good to read the above comments. I hope they are a comfort to you? You are not alone, and I am glad you are saved and have God to help you when we fail.

Love from Ireland.

Kathy said...

I just love the picture of Andrew that you have shared. Like Sit-n-Chat I feel a strong sense of sweetness, cheerfulness and joy in that one photo.
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family today.

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Debbie,
Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. People like you and your family are an amazing gift to the world and teach us all to be more loving, compassionate kind of people. Also, I just wanted to notify you that I was tagged by the lovely Susi Green. You are one of the Six bloggers I want to know more about! Anyway, if you'd like to play along that would be awesome! However, there's no pressure to do it either. Have a nice day, and may our Creator keep blessing you.
~ Stephanie

Virginia said...

My dear Debbie,
May you always find comfort each day when you thing of your beloved son, that your love and his are glue together for eternity.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

FancyHorse said...

I know you still miss him, even though you know where he is, there is still an ache. I am praying for you.
Love, Nancy