{with hope}

Many of you have followed the story of sweet baby Thatcher Caleb, some may know, others may not, but he is now resting in the arms of his Heavenly Father. Thatcher went to his real home on Friday evening. Today would have been his 3 month birthday...can you imagine the party they are having in heaven!? He is no longer suffering or in pain and for that we are grateful. Would you please join me in continuing to pray for his mommy and daddy as well as all of his extended family as this is an extremely difficult time. Their faith and hope have been an inspiration to many. You can read their latest posts here.

With Hope
Steven Curtis Chapman

This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
(There's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ...

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...

So we can cry with hope
And say goodbye with hope

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

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