Monday, August 31, 2009

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Todays post comes with a heavy heart. I made this card for first time parents and friends John & Danielle, who are grieving the loss of their precious baby boy Nathanial.
Nathanial was born prematurly on May 27th with congenital heart disease and some other complications. Nathanial and his Mommy and Daddy spent most of his life in the NICU in Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Nathanial caught a virus and was put on a respirator on July 6th and taken off of life support on July 18th and was able to go home for the first time. Nathanial (along with Mommy & Daddy) had a lot of "firsts" like a buggy ride, a walk to the park, meet his puppy, sleep in his own bed, attend church and be close to his entire family.
Nathanial lived 5 weeks and 4 days off of life support and went home to be with Jesus on August 26, 2009.
I am convinced God had a plan for Nathanial and that Nathanial has completed His work. Nathanial has touched so many hearts and we saw God's hand at work.
Nathanial recieved the best care from doctors and nurses in the NICU and was given so many nick names; he was a fighter for sure. Nathanial left the doctors puzzled and amazed that such a tiny little body could endure so much pain.
Today at the funeral service, a celebration of his life, Danielle expressed that her little man had taught her more in such a short time than she could have learned in a life time.
Nathanial, you have blessed so many.
Love and Prays for you John & Danielle.


  1. It seems unfathomable to me to lose a child. The hardest thing one would ever have to go through. Yet I know Gods ways our not our ways and He cares and has plans for us all. What a blessing he was to his family in such a short life.

  2. Hi Dale,
    What a comforting card for such a sad occasion. I have been a commited Christian for over 50 years and have learned that God does have a plan and that we must leave things in his hands. Even at a time like this I take comfort from the Scripture "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is staid on Thee" - "With Christ which is very far better"
    Hugs and prayers for your friends.
    Fiona x