I apologize if I sent you a Facebook invite to Jon’s memorial. I’ve warned you many a time that I’m not the sharpest tack with my computer capabilities. Actually I’ve never done most things I’m doing these last several days. But for any of you not following me or Jennifer on Facebook there is a memorial service for Jonathan as follows:
We would like to invite you as we honor and celebrate the life of our son, our brother and our friend Jon.
Saturday, November 20 · 11:00am - 2:00pm at
Grace Community Church in Noblesville, IN
5504 East 146th Street
11:00-12:00 Memorial Service
12:00-2:00 Friends and Family Gathering
light hors d'oeuvres
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Jon to Central City Concern. Tax deductible donations may be made via mail or online.
Central City Concern
232 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Tax ID #93-0728816
I do want to share some miracle slides that we just unearthed in the bottom of a box. Even though I was married when I had Jonathan, I was truly a single mom with no family. But I had friends and lots of them. Someone came to the hospital when Jonathan was born and took slides through the window as they were cleaning him up and came back a couple more times at the hospital, then gave them to me. I never had a way to view them. Tim went out and bought this handy dandy film scanner the other night that instantly turns a slide into a digital image. How interesting that at Jon’s death I finally am viewing his birth? For that I am truly thankful. He was pretty darn cute once he got cleaned up (I think I probably expressed those same sentiments to him at various phases of his life).
|Lord help me!|
Thank you again for your love and concern, your words of encouragement and virtual hugs. Please say an extra prayer for Tim and me to have strength on Saturday as we have decided to give the eulogy. Much love back to you!
How wonderful to find these treasures in the midst of all the pain. I continue to send much love across the miles, my sweet friend.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful baby (and mommy)!! I love you Paula and am still praying for you. I know this is a hard week and I hate to know you are going through this. What a blessing to receive support from unexpected places (and to have these sweet pictures finally).ReplyDelete
Paula, you are so strong through all of this - such an inspiration! Love the slides of new baby Jonathan, what a treasure for you, Tim and Jennifer. Best wishes this weekend for strength, remembrance and happy thoughts.ReplyDelete
sweet Paula. thank YOU for sharing these photos with the world. he was and is truly a gift from the Lord. how special for you to have these now. my prayers for your whole family- (btw;i had the pleasure of meeting your cute-as-a-button daughter when i attended stacy quesbarth's stella and dot party this past summer...she's pretty amazing~as was her brother i'm sure!)ReplyDelete
I love you Paula - you are in my heart and my prayers. xoxoReplyDelete
Still thinking of you, to see those photos is so touching. I hope the memorial gives you some comfort and a sense of peaceReplyDelete
keeping you in my prayers
Paula, If you ever need an ear, I am here. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. xoxox JenniferReplyDelete
Thank you! See there I go again with the thank you's.ReplyDelete
To Jennifer, I clicked on your name/profile to thank you personally and it isn't available.
The pictures are so beautiful, but hard to see through my tears. So many of us care and can relate to this tragedy. I hope time will allow you to keep the good memories where you can find them easily.ReplyDelete
Hi there I am one of many single moms and I find your site very interesting. I hope I have much time each day to drop by and check your site for recent post.ReplyDelete
I wanted to send sympathy and prayers your way. As cheesy as it sounds, your fabrics make me happy, and I've made many a baby quilt out of flights of fancy. We are doing a big charity quilting event this weekend, I'll plan to make one more out of some of my favorite fabric of yours, and donate it along with the rest in honor of your son. God bless. KateReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing these slides. They truly are wonderful.ReplyDelete
All my love to you Paula! You are a strong and wonderful woman and I admire and respect you greatly. I know that you and yours are having a very difficult time right now, but know that all of us are here are standing behind you, if not in person, in spirit. You have always encouraged and been kind to me, and I love you.ReplyDelete
I am touched by your strong will and your positive outlook, our prayers will be with you for the eulogy. My brother has changed due to drugs, but hopefully is slowly getting better. It is so hard to watch. Love to you at this time.ReplyDelete
Hi Paula, I've had this nagging sensation last couple of days to find some of your fabrics I had seen last summer (thats how slow some of my craft projects have gone...) You've just "popped" up in my head and couldn't get the thought out of my mind. When I saw your recent posts I knew why... can relate so much to your loss. Sending you all the love, care and comfort I can from these welsh shores. Will be thinking of you both this Sunday too.ReplyDelete
Look at that baby face, Paula! You're an inspiration to us all and as courageous as they come!ReplyDelete
Sending you and your family strength and love.
Babies are such blessings. Even though they are "ours", it is comforting to know they are God's children too and that even though we are not sufficient sometimes, God has His hands on them at all times, good or bad. I'm still praying for you Paula, your husband and your family. I hope you do find comfort in the story you are able to share. No matter when we lose our babies, either as unborn or as adults, it hurts. God's comfort is great! He'll give you the peace you ask Him for. Delight daily in the beautiful spirit your son is made of because that's the spirit you will meet again. You are so sweet to share your life so personally. Hugs for you!ReplyDelete