Sunday, June 17, 2012

Seth's Celebration of Life

Celebrating Seth

We were so blessed to have our family and some pretty dear friends join us for a time to celebrate our sweet baby boy.  We know several of you would have loved be with us, so we recorded the time at the church.  You can listen to Seth’s Celebration of Life Service here. Seth's Celebration of Life

*One microphone didn’t pick up as well as the others, so you’ll want to turn your volume up all the way, I’d recommend using external speakers.

We also had our time of celebration photographed by the sweet Ashley with Kevin Keith Photography. You can view photos here.  Just simply sign the guest book with your email address and create a password and you’re in.

A sweet friend of ours helped us create Seth’s beautiful programs.  Thank you so much Janae, they were beautiful.  Silly things, like being able to have something that wasn’t a generic template was so special to have for our Seth.

Planning a funeral for your child is hard.

How I wish I could have been planning cute little birth announcements or planning for newborn photo shoots, but instead we were planning a time to celebrate his life.  The Lord helped us with the details.  We are so thankful for all of our friends and family who could make that time so meaningful.

The graveside service was so sweet.  I was not looking forward to it at all.  We decided to do what we do with our boys every night.  We sing a few songs, read from their children’s bible, and pray.  I think I’ve cried each night during our family worship time, missing having Seth there in our arms.  Tears flow quickly as I imagine what it would have been like if he was still here, juggling him, Micah and Calvin, trying to quiet him as we read and pray.  So I really wasn’t looking forward to it, but the Lord really held me through it.

At the end we sang He’s got the whole World in his hands and repeated it with Seth Asher in his hands.

Then we let go balloons.

We were so thankful for the beautiful Kansas sky.  As we watched all those balloons go up to the sky felt the L remind us of his promise, that even though Seth is not with us we’ll be together one day.  Oh how my heart longs for eternity.


Karleen Crandall said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karleen Crandall (Jennifer Dawn's mom)

Michelle said...

None of us in Turkey can watch it. =(