So, today is it – the one year mark. It was one year ago from today, during the twilight hours, that our precious son Isaac was promoted to Heaven. How I don’t want to meditate on the events of that day. Instead, I want to remember Isaac as the young boy that he was – vibrant and full of life. I want to savor those images of life that dance in my mind. As those images dance, I put them to music and find some healing for my heart. This process results in another video about Isaac’s life. This one is different from the memorial video (although it includes some familiar images). This one focuses on that last year with him.
Isaac’s last year seems to stand out above his previous nine. The memories from that year leading up to April 2011 remain fresh and define so much of Isaac’s character and interests (especially his fascination with the Civil War). These images memorialize our family trips, gatherings with family and friends, birthday celebrations, and happenings from around our home (I thought the haircut turned out pretty well :-)). We have so many more fond memories that we didn’t capture with our camera, but are thankful for the ones that we did. The music was selected from the soundtrack of something that had a very significant impact on me during this past year and I think that Isaac would appreciate its meaning.
For you, dear reader, I hope that this video brings back pleasant memories of Isaac from 2010 and 2011, and/or helps you to better understand the life and interests of our courageous young boy, whom we miss so very, very much. How could we forget his big blue eyes, infectious smile and laugh, and enthusiasm for adventure? So enjoy these memories of a son, big brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. While tears may flow, we remain hopeful because of the enduring promise from God’s Word presented at the end of the video.
I’ll be returning with at least one more post this week (hopefully a few more), Lord willing of course. We thank everyone who has provided their encouragement and support.
Patiently waiting and trusting with hope,