Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Brandon Style

I love it when I stumble across pictures of Brandon that I haven't noticed before!!  I found these two random pictures from about 3 years ago when we were hiking in the mountains together.  

The first picture is when Brandon tasted S'mores for the first time.  He was not a fan.  He did not like super sweet things.  Still he smiled as he ate it!  

The second photo is a blurry picture that Haley took of Brandon and I.  She was only 6 when she snapped the photo.  I look hot and sweaty; my hair is pulled back in a pony tail, which I hate, but I still love it because it's a photo of the two of us together. 

I miss this beautiful blond boy who was always so kind and loving.  He did not ever harbor ill will towards anyone.  Even when someone was annoying him, he still was kind.  My heart just can't stand the pain of missing him sometimes!  The water just falls out of my eyes sometimes without any control. 

I'm so thankful for the glorious hope of seeing this sweet face again one day in Heaven!!  I'm so glad he gets to enjoy heaven and God.  I'm thankful for the gift of his life here on earth and the joy he brings even this long after his death.  I love you, son!  "See you in a little while!"

1 Peter 1:3-9  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

1 comment:

  1. Seeing his sweet face made me cry too, Carinda. How I miss him! Yes, we do have such a blessed hope, and I am thankful that we will see him again. I wonder what he would look like now as a 14 year old, I bet tall, and still so very handsome. Just wanted you to know, I feel the ache too, Love you!