Tuesday, February 28, 2012

sometimes the answer is no

In Loving Memory of
Joshua Lloyd
We prayed for a miracle, that Josh would be healed. Yesterday, as we drove home from the hospital after saying goodbye to him, my husband told me that he wonders if death is as miraculous as birth--just not for those of us who are left behind. He wasn't healed the way we were hoping, but we know he is now free from pain and suffering. He is more healed than we can imagine. He has been welcomed home by his Heavenly Father and loving Savior. He loved Megan so much, and wanted to live so badly, but it was not to be.


Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts on their behalf. Please continue to remember Megan as she endures this trial.


Josh, we love you. You were an amazing example of faith, of determination, of fighting the good fight. You and Megan have a love that is rare and beautiful--love that lasts through eternity. Stay close to her, be her angel.


We will miss you.

22 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm so, so sorry. What beautiful pictures and what a picture of love. xoxoxo Praying for your cousin.

Colene Murphy said...

OOhh, this made me choke up. I'm sorry for the lose, but I DO believe dying can be a miraculous as life. It's very true that he is home now and safe. Hard for the people he left behind, though. Will pray for Megan. Beautiful pictures.

Elle Strauss said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Sara. Truly.

Kelly E. said...

I am crying right now and I don't even know them. Im so sorry! But I do believe that death is necessary for us to progress. I pray that he will comfort and heal his wife by being her angel. Prayers are still with you all.

Ruth Josse said...

My heart dropped when I read your title. So very sorry for you and your family. Especially for Megan.

Kathryn said...

Oh Sara, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful picture of love. Keeping your family especially Megan in my prayers.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

So very sorry for your loss, Sarah. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

DL Hammons said...

I'm truly sorry Sara!

i'm erin. said...

I am so so so sorry. This breaks my heart. I feel for her! I'll be thinking of your family and praying for you.

Janet Johnson said...

So sorry to hear. :( But I agree that death isn't the end. Free from pain is surely a miracle!

Emily Foley said...

My heart is broken for her. I am so sorry. And so grateful that death is not the end. I will be praying.

Maegan Langer said...

Wow. I'm so sorry.

L.T. Elliot said...

"Bereavement in their death to feel
Whom We have never seen—
A Vital Kinsmanship import
Our Soul and theirs—between—"
--Emily Dickinson

I did not know Josh or Megan but my heart is with them--and with you. May God grant her grace to endure, peace to enfold, and the memory of love that doesn't end here.

God bless.

Sara B. Larson said...

Thank you everyone. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much. <3

Carolyn V said...

I'm so sorry Sara. I was hoping for a miracle, but sometimes there are other plans for us. ((hugs))

Candice said...

Beautifully said, Sara. Your faith and that of your cousin is an example to us. I pray that she will find the comfort she needs right now.

Janiel Miller said...

I'm so sorry. My heart is broken for you all. Thank you for your faith.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh, Sara, my heart just broke. I am SO very sorry.
I have Megan in my prayers.

*hugs*

Love,
Lola

JRuud said...

So heart breaking. This post made me cry. Wow...

JRuud said...

So heart breaking. This post made me cry. Wow...

susan said...

Megan,
I lost one of my triplets at 8 months old to HLH.....we really need a cure...prayers to you and your family.....
Susan Yu
Www.elyseyu.blogspot.com

susan said...

Megan,
I lost one of my triplets at 8 months old to HLH.....we really need a cure...prayers to you and your family.....
Susan Yu
Www.elyseyu.blogspot.com