Monday, November 26, 2012

Sorrowful Weekend #NaBloPoMo

This weekend I....attended my friend's 2 1/2 year old sons funeral.
It was tough.
Sammy and TJ lost their beautiful boy Bram when he was hit by a car flying through a parking lot when they were going to get family photos taken.

Bram was such a beautiful boy.

My heart is so torn up for this amazing family.
Sammy and TJ are such amazing parents and love their boys so much.
I can not imagine the pain they must be going through.
Sammy posts a few thing on her facebook about her grief, but I know that what she is posting isn't even the tip of the iceberg of pain she is feeling.

On Saturday they had a balloon release before his funeral.
On the day Bram was born there was some debate on what time he was born, some thought 11:06 and others 11:08.

Last Saturday, the day he was taken from this world, he passed and was born into Heaven at 11:07.

His parents and brothers released their balloons at exactly 11:07 a week after losing their beautiful boy.

It was a beautiful release and once all the balloons were in the air someone caught a picture of the balloons that floated up and formed a heart.
I don't think it was a coincidence.
I believe it was a sign for God to show all the love Bram brought to everyone.

Here are photos I took:


















This was a skit they did showing how it is not scary to go to Heaven.




Please keep this amazing, beautiful family in your prayers.
Pray for Sammy and TJ in their time of grief and pray for their boys, Tatum, Kaleb and Alden as they lost their brother.

Pray for healing.

NaBloPoMo November 2012

 then, she {snapped}


Syndal said...

this just breaks my heart!

Abbey said...

So, so sorry to hear of your friends loss. I'll be thinking of them.

Verna Lantz said...

Heartbreaking. I will be keeping this beautiful family in my prayers.
What beautiful pictures to have of this day.

Jennifer Kay said...

The picture of them looking up at the sky and crying is heartbreaking! I also really liked the picture of the man in black holding his balloons...awesome pictures.

You know how I feel about this, even the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. Sometimes I feel like holing up in the house and never walking out the front door but then again accidents happen at home too, right? :)

Thanks for commenting yesterday and glad to have found you.

Renae said...

Cari! hi! saw this on She Snapped's hop. I'm #25. this was so thoughtful of you to post this. death is real and sometimes our blogs need to deal with it, huh? this story tugged at my heart that it made my eyes leak.

Death is tough but it seems a child's death is even tougher.

thank you.

mommatojoa said...

Mine too! Thanks for stopping by!

mommatojoa said...

Thank you so much!

mommatojoa said...

Thank you. they definitely need and appreciate all the prayer they can get!

mommatojoa said...

I thought the picture of them looking up into the sky and crying was a beautiful picture full of raw emotion. Thanks for stopping by.

mommatojoa said...

Thank you for stopping by! I do believe a childs death is tougher. They are young and never really got to experience so many wonders of the world.