Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another Year ~ Riley Oran (8yrs)

Today would have been our second child, Riley Oran's, 8th birthday.  We visited his marker this evening when Evan got home from work, and brought some flowers that Grandma put together for him.  We were pleasantly surprised to see that "someone" had already visited~!  


~Brothers~

We can smile because we know that he is no longer present in his little body under the dirt, but in Heaven with our wonderful Savior!

I love "ALL" of my boys.

Dad does too....~!

Year after year we go back to this place...We will never lose those memories we have.  We held Riley in our arms but for a little while, but will hold him in our Hearts forever~!


Please visit the post I did a year ago....there are lots of beautiful pictures of my little boy.

Held
By Natalie Grant

Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we'd be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We're asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It's unfair.

Chorus:
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we'd be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hand opens slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we'd be held.

Bridge:
If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we'd be held.

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

I don't have the right words, but this was a beautiful post. Seeing your family honor Riley each year is so touching.

BumbersBumblings said...

What a beautiful post, Lisa! Prayers and ((hugs)) for you! I was just talking last night to my best friend whose baby passed away a few years after your's. She visited her grave on Mother's day. Love you!

Katie said...

this is beautiful Lisa. I can't imagine dealing with his loss but it seems like you and your boys are doing a great job honoring him. thanks for sharing your heart!