I walked in and found my friend Jane reading "Michael's Christmas letter" this morning.
Michael was and will always be, Jane and Gary's son and Patrick's big brother.
In light of recent days Jane felt that it was time to share this letter.
We pray that it brings peace to chaos and comfort to those so desperately looking for it.
"He is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear." ~Psalm 46:1,2b
Following the death of our seven year old son in 1992, a “Christmas Letter” came to my husband and me. It was signed “Love, Michael” – the words were actually from the sister of Michael’s Aunt. She is a talented poet, although she will claim she was merely a vessel –
these words were “Divinely Inspired.” We call this “Michael’s Christmas Letter” – and we want to share it hoping it will bring peace, hope and comfort to many who suffer a tragic loss of a child. The words are precious and uplifting to us.
"Dear Mom and Dad,
How are you?
I am very fine! I hope my Christmas Letter gets to you in time.
Of all the kids in heaven, God Himself chose ME…