Saturday, June 20, 2015

Papa Jesus

For those of you who may know, my life is currently undergoing many adjustments. I have yet to write a blog post on my wedding, being married, and the amazing homebirth of my new little niece.... though all that is important, this post is what I need to share right now.

Two years ago, I shared a post called The Unexpected. In it, I shared of the birth of a precious baby named Miguel Andrei. He was born May 15th, 2013 with a severe form of spina bifida. After his first few weeks of care, I stayed in close contact with his family. His mother is full of tender love and trust that God would take care of her baby. Here is a photo from his 6 week check up...


I stayed in touch with his mother and tried to get updates as I could.... one day I heard he needed emergent surgery.... the texts stopped. I prayed as it was all I could do. I waited....

My time in the Philippines ended. I returned to the USA clinging to hope, but not expecting any further contact. I continued to pray....

On September 26th, 2014 I received a message on facebook asking if I remembered baby Miguel Andrei. Of course I did! His mother and I reconnected and I found out that he was doing pretty well though he needed a very costly operation.
I thanked the Lord for the contact and continued to pray for little Miguel and his family. I enjoyed seeing photos like the ones below...



  I enjoyed seeing how loved this precious little guy was!

And that is it.... Was....

This morning I received a message... "hi mam sarah, just to know you, miguel is now an angel he is now with papa jesus."

That was all.... simple acceptance... I can only pray for this dear mother and family! For his older sister who may not understand... for each life he touched.... 

I am feeling very sad... I was blessed to welcome this little guy and watch him grow... We didn't even know if he would survive and he lived over 2 years! 

So many thoughts rushing my mind... I am not sure all that I feel... I guess this is my way to help think things through and process.... 

Baby Miguel Andrei will always be dear to me... I will never forget him, his calm and trusting mother, or the circumstances surrounding his entrance into this world.... 

I must rest assured in the fact that my prayers were answered... For each life that I have the privilege to welcome into this world, I always pray they come to know the Saviour.... and Miguel Andrei has.... As his mother put it, He is now with papa Jesus.... and he is.

*All photos used with permission.