There are windows! / Grandma (Maternal grandmother )Read >>
There are windows! / Grandma (Maternal grandmother )
Yesterday evening after visiting "Mommy" we left the Omega Retreat Center it was fairly late. As we walked to our car, Izabella looked up to the dark sky. She said, "Look Grandma there is an opening in the sky. That bright star is Baby John looking out his window from Heaven." The funny thing is there appeared to be a real opening from a hazy sky to clarity highlighting that bright star. Who am I to say it wasn't true? Only God knows all. Love to you Grandson. Close
Windows from Heaven / Grandma (Maternal Grandparent )
I actually saw this yesterday. "What If........" As we gaze up to the sky and see the twinkling of stars they were actually the brightest reflection of windows from Heaven. Our loved ones gone before us could actually peer through these windows and watch and take care of us." Well John Raphael a blessing for us is that you are doing just that. Thank you God for sharing him with us. Love Grandma
"Blessings Come in a Multitude of Ways" / Your High School Friend Read >>
"Blessings Come in a Multitude of Ways" / Your High School Friend
Interesting and compelling story! This is a testimony for something called the "gift of life." You will receive blessings in your lives you never thought you'd get. God bless. Close
God bless you / Starr Van Keuren (Friend of moms )Read >>
God bless you / Starr Van Keuren (Friend of moms )
Elizabeth what an amazing story! What a sweet angel:) Close
Inspiring/ Kristi Ashley (friend of family )Read >>
Inspiring/ Kristi Ashley (friend of family )
What a beautiful tribute to your son Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing the story. Close
The most selfless act I have ever witnessed / Dennis Diem (friend of your mother and father )Read >>
The most selfless act I have ever witnessed / Dennis Diem (friend of your mother and father )
although I never met you....I had the greatest honor of knowing your mom and dad. They love you very much and that to me is incredible... how for a brief moment on this earth you were their's in body. Now you live in our memory's and hearts....we still remember you.
I know that you now have your Great Grandma Tommie to give you lots of hugs as she did when you were born. "Cho-Cho" held you in her arms and cried along with all the rest of us, but we knew we had to let you go. We found comfort that our Lord has promised that we would all see each other again and there would be "no more tears." For now, you also have your Grandpa Harry to share the love we have all expressed. So our dear Angel, take care of each and everyone of us who believe that God did bring you into this world for a reason, even if it was for a little while. I am forever blessed to have "truly" been touched by an Angel as I held you so close. I love you and miss you my big boy.
Love never leaves us. / Nancy Thompson
Love never leaves us. The perfect love that Baby John brought to his sweet Mother, Father and sister and touched the lives of so many continues to live in and through them. That love has touched me, and I am grateful for the experience. Close
"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." Matthew 19:14 John Raphael...You will never be forgotten. Wrap your arms around your Grandpa Harry, Popo Clem, & Uncle George and know those "hugs" are as real as the ones you received here before you left your earthly home. Let your spirit continue to strengthen and guide us through our Lord's intercession. We would have never thought those who love you would need such a tiny soul for our own comfort. Thank you for being with us. Love, Grandma Yoli 3.28.07
John, our thoughts are ever with you Though you have passed away. And those who loved you dearly Are thinking of you today.
Be strong Elizabeth. We love you and are honored to share this important moment with you. John is in the safest place he can be. And we know he's watching down on you and yours. You make him proud to be your son and I'm sure he knows how much he's loved. May God Bless you and your family.
Angel/ Helen Doria (Former Colleague of John's Mom )Read >>
Angel/ Helen Doria (Former Colleague of John's Mom ) Happy Birthday to your little angel!Close
Blessed/ Carl De La Garza (Friend of Baby John's mother )Read >>
Blessed/ Carl De La Garza (Friend of Baby John's mother )
Elizabeth, I am so glad that all went well on baby John’s birthday. I am sure you must be thinking where have the last four years gone, how quickly time passes. As mentioned before baby John is in the Lord’s hands and in His presence every moment of the day. I am very sure that those who are in heaven are able to see us and all the good we do for the Lord here on earth. I can imagine countless of those who have gone before us baby John included standing and cheering as we serve our Lord and baby John saying go Mommy go as he claps and screams at the goodness you have shown others during your life. That you remember him on his birthday, that time is so special, and that the nurse that took care of you and baby John was there was also no accident. The Lord arranged for that to happen, I am sure that it made the time spent there that much more special and meaningful. I can imagine the great love your baby has for you and that you have for him Elizabeth. The Lord is showing me that love right now and I am sure He wants you to know that there is no greater Love than the Love that comes from knowing Jesus. I will pray that each and every day you receive heaven’s best, that our Lord watches over you and His angels protect you and family. That the blessings you receive fills your cup, a cup that is shaken down, packed down and overflowing with countless blessings from our Lord. The great news is that when we all get to heaven we will have an eternity to spend with our Lord and with all those who are in a place that is truly too wonderful for words. You are truly blessed and I am so proud of you. You continue to bless all those around you I am so Thankful the Lord has allowed me to know you. You are one of a kind there is no one like you. Your friend, Carl Close