|with William's horse, Oreo|
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHIRT:
William loved strength and might. Anything powerful. He loved his daddy, dinosaurs (especially T-rex), Oreo (his horse), Hulk, Yoda...(and Woody, go figure). :)
He always aspired to be strong. Mighty. But the truth is, even though his body was weak, his spirit WAS strong. He inspired courage in those around him. He always brought out the best in others. It was impossible not to smile around him. His laughter could brighten any day. He loved the Lord. He longed to see Jesus.
We miss him. Every moment of every day, we feel the enormous void left in his absence. Ignoring it doesn't make it go away.
So when it came time to take family pictures, I'll admit, I was somewhat frazzled. How could we possibly move forward, commemorate in print his absence...how do you take a family photo when such a huge part of your family is missing?
We were advised to include something that would represent William, which we thought was an excellent idea. In fact, our future family photos will always have something in them representative of William. Sometimes it will be obvious. Other times, you'll have to look hard for it. But it will always be there when we're in a photo as a family.
This year we chose to have one of William's favorite shirts remade.
|William's shirt on Ru's quilt|
Not only did William love this shirt, but it is a great reminder of the way he lived his life...the way he wanted us to live our lives. Mightily.
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10
We are so thankful for each of you! Your prayers, love, and kindnesses to us have carried us through this difficult time. We are so grateful for your continued prayers. Our road ahead is difficult as we adjust to life missing our sweet child and beloved brother.
P.S. We are placing a t-shirt order at the end of February. If you'd like one, let us know your size by February 20. The shirts will be delivered before his birthday.