Nine years ago today, Nathan and Melanie welcomed their first born daughter, Susannah, into the world. She had been a long-awaited child. But when Susannah was born, the doctors were mystified because she never moved or opened her eyes. She only lived three days before she left us and went to be with Jesus. We miss her, but we know the separation is only temporary.
For those of you who have lost little ones, please know we understand. Don’t think your pain is unnatural. Loss is hard, oh, so hard! But God’s grace is sufficient. I watched my brother and sister-in-law walk courageously through a devastating time. Every life is precious, and although we don’t have answers, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
You’ll find below a slideshow of pictures surrounding her birth. The music is by Joseph, Anna, Jesse, and Mary, and Joseph wrote the lyrics. Even this many years later, the slideshow and music still brings me to tears. Susannah was so sweet.
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,
even as others which have no
hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose
again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God
bring with him.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14