February 11, 2009

Little 8 year old Grant went home to be with the Lord last Friday, February 6th. We will be attending his funeral this Saturday, Valentine's Day. 

His parents have made it clear this day will not be a day of grief for their beloved child is with his, and our, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Instead, this day of love will be a day of celebration. In fact we've been asked not to wear black, but rather one of Grant's favorite colors such as green (for frogs) or pink (his secret favorite color.) How cute is that! I plan to wear pink, which happens to be my fave as well, and bring along one of Dani's fuzzy stuffed green frogs. 

Please pray for this special family as we honor this young life that touched so many of our own. Little Grant may have lost the battle with this unknown muscle disease, but he won the war over sin and death thanks to Christ and His work on the cross.

"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, 
yet forfeit his soul?" Mark 8:36

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, 
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14b


Abba's Girl said...

Praying for them now.

The Olson's: said...

As devastating as Grant's passing is, it's exciting to hear that his family is choosing to rejoice that Grant is now in heaven & now healed. I'm sure there will be times of grief in the days ahead, and I will pray for the family as God puts them on my heart.
Thanks for letting us know.
~ Leanne

Anonymous said...

Yes, I feel the same as The Olson's. Thank you, Nancy for bringing us this worthy prayer request.

Longmeadow Mama said...

So many emotions flooded my heart when I heard about Grant...such sadness but peace and joy too. His legacy will continue on. Praying for everyone.

Amy E. said...

I am praying for this family as they go through this difficult time.

Beverly said...

Will be praying! Thanks for letting us know.

valerie said...

I will certainly be keeping Grant's parents and other family members and friends in my prayers.
I can't imagine the pain of losing a child.

I'm so thankful that Grant isn't suffering anymore, but now is running and jumping and dancing with Jesus in a brand new body!

Happy Valentine's Day Nancy.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh what joy knowing that dear Grant is in the arms of our loving heavenly Father, safe, sound, healed, happy and forever!!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Oh Nancy, I know that God had His hand all over that little boy's life. He is his Deliverer and Healer. His life did glorify God much.


Mommyluann said...

Praying for this family. God Bless.