Isaac's mom had one of her visiting teachers read her words from the pulpit yesterday.
"Perhaps there's a chance, that had I done this, or hadn't done that,
he may still be here to hold. So many if onlys..."
And then she went on to quote parts of this hymn,
which had never quite registered in my head like this before:
"God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform,
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Ye fearful Saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head..."
Afterwards, Terry Freeman, from the stake presidency spoke.
He is not one to share personal things, but he did yesterday.
He said it was 26 years ago this week that his 3 month old, Casey Jay, suddenly passed away.
I still remember the shock and utter sadness I felt for this family
when I first heard about it the day it happened all those years ago.
He acknowledged the profound grief, but he also said, this has in time blessed their family.
He said Casey has been their guardian angel all of these years.
And they have strived as a family to be worthy to raise him again someday.
I hope that gave some comfort to Isaac's parents and his 4 older brothers.