Mar 13, 2011

Welcome & Goodbye to Max

My nephew, Max, was born on 28 Feb 11. He passed away two days later because of health complications. I never saw him, as he was born overseas. Nevertheless, he has made a huge impact in my family's life.

I had tears of joy when he was born. I had tears of sorrow when he left this world. No one knows why my brother and his wife have to experience this. My parents are devastated, he was supposed to be their first grandchild.

Despite all the grievings, one thing we know: one day we'll all meet him again in heaven. A place where there's no tears, where happiness and joy last forever. Max is safe in God's hands now.

Perhaps the words from one of Matt Redman's songs sums up my thoughts perfectly.

Blessed Be Your name,
In the land that is plentiful,
Where Your streams of abundance flow,
Blessed be Your name.

Blessed Be Your name,
When I'm found in the desert place,
Though I walk through the wilderness,
Blessed Be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise,
When the darkness closes in, Lord,
Still I will say,

"Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your name!
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your glorious name!"

Blessed be Your name,
When the sun's shining down on me,
When the world's 'all as it should be',
Blessed be Your name.

Blessed be Your name,
On the road marked with suffering,
Though there's pain in the offering,
Blessed be Your name.

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise,
When the darkness closes in, Lord,
Still I will say,

"Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your name!
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Blessed be Your glorious name!"

You give and take away,
You give and take away,
My heart will choose to say,
"Lord, blessed be Your name!"

So long, Max, till we meet again!

4 comments:

Anna said...

Oh, Music, this is so so so sad, I really feel for you and your family and I can't begin to imagine how you must all be feeling...I've been meaning to write to you privately but I need to have a bit of time to do that and not just write a hasty comment. However I just couldn't ignore this post (not that I've been ignoring the other ones, mind you, I'm really really sad for you as well as exceptionally happy for your other news). Wait for my email, but don't get mad if it takes a while to arrive...in the meantime I'm sending you the biggest hug imaginable, xxx

Rosie said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. Will keep you all in my thoughts xo

Music said...

Thanks, girls.

GlossQueen said...

This is so, so sad. I can't even imagine what his parents must be going through.

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