Perpetual Plan B

Monday, June 22, 2009


Today is our son, Landon's, birthday. He would be 13 today, but he died of a heart defect when he was a baby.

You'd think time would help, and it does maybe a little, but the sadness of losing him is as fresh some days as if it were yesterday. Last year was particularly hard. His birthday was on a Sunday and he would have turned 12. I could barely stand to look at those cute little Deacons passing the Sacrament.

One thing that does help me is the belief we have that someday we will have him back again to raise. Because we have been sealed together in our temple, we know that our family can be together forever.

(I just need to keep working hard every day to make sure we like each other enough to WANT to be together forever.)

Happy Birthday Landon.

I love you and I miss you so much.


Lacey said...

Thanks for sharing your testimony of eternal families. We are so blessed to have the knowledge that families really can be together forever. Your family will be with Landon again someday, and you'll have all eternity together at that point. What a blessing!

Katy said...

My circumstances were different but I lost a child 19 years ago and it hits me like a ton of bricks at times. God bless your family.

The Gathering Place said...

I have never lost a child, but I can imagine it would really be difficult. It is a good thing we have a gospel to give us hope.

Royce said...

That was such a sad time for the ward (and for you). We were still reeling from the Hopkins baby. I know we all wanted to make it better, but nothing could. I, too, remember it like it was yesterday (hard to believe it was really 13 years ago!).