… A Time to Die
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
This was my appointed time. Today it has been three weeks since our baby, Azaiah, passed from this earth to the next. It feels more like a lifetime has passed. This is the journey up to today. You can click on any of the links to read the post.
Thank you for walking these painful steps with me. Thank you for holding me up through your prayers. And thank you to God because he gave up his son, voluntarily, to save me and mine.
Forever Changed– Announcing the death of my infant son, Azaiah Stone DeGarmo
Let Him Go– One day I will have to let each of my children go, Azaiah’s moment just came sooner than I expected.
Let Me Keep My Pain– Allow me to suffer. I need to keep the pain.
Death Is Never OK– God did not purpose us to die. He did purposes us to live.
Suffer Well– The way we suffer speaks. What does my suffering say?
I Am Sad– Death can bring new life.
“For Mom On Funeral Day”– We still have to laugh.
Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord Who Is Present– In my valley of death, I am not alone.
With Azaiah As My Witness– I have a cloud of witnesses cheering me on, that now includes my son.
Dear Serena– A message from an apostle on how to grieve.
They Matter!– Remember and honor the children who have passed. They matter.
Is It Well With My Soul?– Finding peace with God in loss.
Meet Penny Sue– My first children’s book released, 2 weeks after my son’s death.
Prove It– A challenge to my faith has been issued.
Baby’s First Bible– Azaiah is feasting among my heroes of faith.