Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seventy Six (76)

For seventy six days, our family has had the honor to love a stranger like he was our own. I remember a time where I really struggled to think that I would have to divide my love for another child. Brit has been the biggest blessing that i could ever imagine for our family. How in the world could I love another child half as much as I love her. They say that "you just do." They are unfortunately right. While baby Thunder wasn't a conceived by Brooke and I, it sure felt like he was my son. He is such a precious boy and I (we) hate to see him go. I have no clue what this journey was for. It has left more questions than answers. This process has been incredibly hard, harder than anything that I have been through in my life.

Today, around 3:30 in the afternoon, we had to let go of Thunder into his mother's arms. She is doing much better these days and is on the path to healing. It was so hard to let go of him, the ride home seemed like it took days and I know that I have never cried like that in my life. Thank you to all of you have prayed with and for us.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your family is in our prayers. I wish I could say something to ease the pain. But, I do know that HE will carry you. Dennis, Angie & Nick Long

Anonymous said...

Chris and Brooke-I came across a birthday card you guys gave me when I was at Bethesda, and I thought, what a blessing these two have been in my life, even though it's been years since we have seen each other. From a distance you continue to bless my life and want you to know that I love you both DEARLY and wish I could help you with what you are going through. I pray that you will continue to seek Gods face and follow him daily in this journey. I love you both.
Jennifer Woodyard Stevens

John Bjorgen said...

Chris and Brooke, I hadn't seen your blog until tonight. I just read all all the posts and I'm heartbroken for you guys. Mel and I will be praying for you guys and little Thunder. Truly a reward is waiting for you in heaven for the love you've shown to the "least of these."
~John and Mel Bjorgen

kim said...

Praying...

Anonymous said...

Chris & Brooke - You couldn't have loved him any less if you'd tried - one day at a time is all I have to offer as encouragement - He'll see you through! Holly

DonB! said...

So sorry to hear your latest news. I hope to have time to get together when I come back out there next.

Chaplain Ralph said...

Hey Chris, I talked to your dad yesterday and it gave me an opportunity to pray for you and your family and your interview. I know that this past week has been a hard one for all of you. I'm praying for you.

Lynnea & Jonge said...

We will be lifting you, Brooke & Brit up. We will be praying that the God of all comfort will bring comfort to you today! You are so special to us & I know God will bless you for your faithfulness.

Anonymous said...

Chris and Brooke,

I hope you don't mind my following your story. For some reason, God sometimes lays you on my heart and I look for your blog. I haven't been here for a few months and can see you've been through a lot. I'll bring you before the Lord as I'm sure many are. In Him, Judee

Anonymous said...

I randomly came across your blog tonight and was so moved by your story. I will be praying for your family and for Little Thunder. I pray this story is not yet completed!