Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: Come awake

Oh death, where is your sting?

5-month-old Baxtor Gowland was fare welled by his parents and loved ones yesterday. Baxtor was the youngest victim in the quake. His dad carried him out in a little coffin similar to the one my baby son Andrew was carried out in in 1989. Andrew was carried by our good friends Ian DeStiger and Jaya.

On Sunday, my pastor played this video Come Awake, and the words resonated in my heart. My heart went got to Baxtor's mum.

Oh death, where is your sting?

hootin--anni has a new meme.
IT'S ALL ABOUT MY NEW MEME THAT I HOPE SOME WILL FEEL LIKE JOINING IN ON THE CHALLENGE AND THE FUN [at least I hope the weekly challenge will be fun!]. It's loosely based on song lyrics [recorded songs since the beginning of time to today] and associating them with photos of yours...as I've done in the past...If you click on the link above, it'll take you to the Meme's Homepage for rules and buttons. There will be a Mr. Linky Widget for each individual week also. Do consider joining me sometime. Hope to see it flourish in time.




Betsy Banks Adams said...

So sad, Ann.... I get upset when all ages of people die like that (such as in that earthquake). BUT---when it's a child, it just seems harder... Makes me cry!!!!

Beautiful song, Ann...

Hootin Anni said...

Wow....this was chilling. And I can see why it went to your heart---this was heart breaking after knowing about the earthquake.

My link for today: Anni's Song

Gail said...

So sad.

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh My Ann...our prayers and thoughts go to Baxtor's parents and God Bless his sweet soul.

We are also very sorry to read that you too lost your beloved Andrew. Parents are not supposed to bury their children,
Hugs Madi and Mom

MadSnapper said...

there is something about a child's coffin that tears at the heart even when we dont know the child or the family. the video is beautiful

Kay L. Davies said...

Very sad, Ann, very poignant. Beautiful music in the video, however.
The picture of Baxtor's coffin brings home the reality of the earthquake, and the pain of the family. The video offers hope for those who will hear.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Small City Scenes said...

So very sad. My thoughts go out to his parents and others in the quake too. MB