I wish I could say everything has gotten easier for me at this point, but it really hasn’t. Our hearts still ache for our son, especially as we get closer to the birth of his daughter, our granddaughter, only days away.
We so wish he could be here to witness it, but that is not to be. He is in the presence of God, and who knows what he knows at this point! Perhaps, from the heavenly and eternal perspective, he already knows more about her than we do!
All I know is that I miss him every day. Believe it or not, even though it has been more than three months, it is still so hard to believe he is gone from us, at least on this earth.
We are bracing ourselves for what will be a difficult holiday season, as I have been told that the “first” Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., are the hardest when a loved dies.
Christopher sure loved Thanksgiving! Especially the sweet potatoes with marshmallows that my wife makes so expertly each year. She always wanted to try new recipes out, but Topher was insistent that we have sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows because he had been eating them every Thanksgiving since he was a little boy.
The Bible tells us that there is feasting in heaven, so I am sure my son will have meals that will surpass ours. Will there be marshmallows in heaven?
He might even get my grandmother, Mama Stella–who is also in heaven–to prepare him some of her amazing biscuits.
Lost Boy film
We have been working on a new version of Lost Boy: The Documentary, for obvious reasons. With the death of our son, our story has changed, and it too is now part of my story.
Lost Boy was and is about redemption, and in the update, we will talk about that redemption work in Christopher’s life as well.
Topher was very involved in this film project, and he helped me, along with Cathe and Jonathan, to know what to leave in and leave out. He did all the graphics and titles for it and had been telling friends how excited he was about how the Lord was using this story.
Now it’s his story too, and he will be major part of it, whenever the new film is shown.
Lost Boy screening in Albuquerque this weekend!
We are screening a shorter verison of the Lost Boy film at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque this weekend during their Saturday night and Sunday morning services. They are also showing the film statewide.
I will also be speaking and signing copies of Lost Boy. So if you know anyone in New Mexico, please let them know. For more information, click here.
That’s all for now.