Gabe's mama Julia had submitted his photo for a montage I was working on, and included these words:
This is my sweet boy, Gabriel. He has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, an AV Canal Defect and Trisomy 21. He is in the hospital right now having a hard time recovering from his heart surgery that was on April 10th. I haven't seen him awake for the past month, missing him terribly. He is 8 months old :)
Gabe's daddy posted this video last week on Gabe's Facebook page, Hope for Gabe's Heart.
More than anything you've ever read or watched on Lily's blog, I hope you listen to the message of this video.
Gabe went to be with Jesus shortly after this video was filmed.
His heart is whole now. He is alive and smiling and fully healed, and he's waiting for his Mommy and Daddy...and although their hearts are aching for him, and they're missing him more than anything, they have something to put their trust in that is bringing them through the hardest thing any parent could go through.
How does a parent endure the loss of a child? This is how. Because if you have the hope of Heaven, you know you're going to see your child again some day.
Do you have this hope for your heart ? I pray with all my heart that you do.
"Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: 'Death is swallowed up in victory. Oh death, where is your victory? Oh death, where is your sting?' 1 Corinthinans 15:54-55
You can go HERE to leave a comment and let Gabe's family know you are praying for them.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." Revelation 21:4