To Read on the Journey

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Caleb's Story

i have 4 children.

When some one asks me how many children i have my words speak of 3, but my heart whispers 4.


3 are on generous loan to me from the Father.  Noah, Emilie, and Josie reside with Michael and i on this side of Heaven.  Together we are learning to live in "God's love better than life," and glorify Him.  And 1, our son, Caleb Michael (who at just the thought of his name my heart swells) was "born into Heaven,"  and resides with our good God.

Caleb's story began before he was born (like all stories do).  Before the foundations of the earth were laid God wrote Caleb (and you and me).  He wrote him into life here to bring glory to Himself.

Caleb's life did just that.

Over the next few days i will share with you all the God glorifying details of my sweet son's journey here, then home. You will see God. You will see how God so intimately knows us, and cares for each of us so uniquely.  You will see God in the details.  You will glimpse God's mystery.

God will be glorified. 

10 comments:

togetherforgood said...

You're going to make me cry, aren't you? :)

Thea Nelson said...

Beautiful. To God be the glory for that very precious life... I totally get how you say you're a mom of three while in your heart you know you're a mom of four. Love and extra grace to you this week as you remember.

Simply Sara said...

sweet denise.
when you said "my words speak of 3, but my heart whispers 4" i had to catch my breath.
oh how my heart whispers too.

may He give you the strength and the words this week...

love you friend.
wish i could sit with you and cheer you on in person as you share your beautiful caleb's story.

Paige said...

Wow...you never cease to amaze me. My eyes are filled with tears already and I don't even know Caleb's story. I am surrounded in my (real) life with friends (and a sister) who have had to say goodbye much too soon to their babies... and now there is you. I will pray for you as I know that no matter the number of years, there is still a tug of pain whenever you tell the story again.

Love you-
paige

Michelle said...

I'm already crying. I can't wait for you to share more of your Caleb with us.

deb said...

oh, Denise.

Tasha said...

I am already tearing up and I don't even know the story yet. I will feel blessed and honored to hear Caleb's sweet story. You are always blessing my life.

The Writer Chic said...

As you know, I told my Duncan's story in May (http://www.thewriterchic.com/2010/05/duncans-story.html). Just reading this intro post of yours made me tear up, and makes me proud to know you. I know you'll honor Caleb and his GOD as you tell his story. Can't wait to walk it with you.

denise said...

Oh, man! There's already a huge lump in my throat just from reading the first few lines of your post. I cannot wait to hear Caleb's story and how it's interwoven into the fabric of your own.

Jenn said...

Your posts on Caleb have me near tears, and I thank you for them. We have 2 kids in words, but 3 in heart. We lost a baby at 10 weeks, almost 5 years ago now. We named "him" Jordan. Looking so forward to the Day we hold our babies!