Saturday, March 24, 2007

Susannah Joy Maxwell

The Maxwell Family just updated their blog to report the passing of their precious little girl and granddaughter. The Lord's grace has been evident in this family's life throughout this difficult pregnancy and through the past few days as they placed Susannah into His hands for His will to be done. Please continue to pray for them!

It is with broken, grieving hearts that we need to let you know that our Father’s plans for Susannah were much different than ours. Having spent the past three days loving and cherishing every moment with our little girl today we said a final goodbye as her life gently slipped from her.

God is faithful even in the hard times. I must say that I never had a desire to learn that. However, He who didn’t spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all also has a plan for Susannah, Melanie and my life.

Even though this has been far and away the most challenging, yet also sweetest, time of our lives God took our little Susannah from us in a most gentle way. My heart’s deep concern was that I would have to make some very difficult decisions regarding her care. I did not have to and am so grateful. The Lord had His hand on her little body and it was apparent the entire day that she was not long with us.

Please continue to pray for us as we make this difficult transition. In particular for Melanie as her body is still going through recovery.

Thank you to everyone for their love and support. Little Susannah had such an immeasurable prayer covering.

We love our little Susannah and thank you for doing the same.

Nathan

6 comments:

  1. Oh, that's so sad. Bless their hearts. I'll be praying for them. How difficult!

    ~Kristi

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  2. I will also pray for this family.

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  3. Oh my, but God knows best. He may be saving them from some heartbreaking incident in the future. One never knows.

    YES! Now that you mentioned the Headricks brothers, I do rmember them being good looking! I hadn't heard of one dying in hte line of duty. I really haven't kept up with many folks at all. Wasn't their mom a teacher or staff member at Tab.?

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  4. I came over from your comment on Jungle Mom's site. Sorry about your little granddaughter. What a wonderful post from the father. May they rest in "the peace of God that passeth all understanding".

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  5. Susannah Joy you reached alot of people. Enjoy your new life with the Lord.
    God's plan isn't always easy to or impossible to understand but the family has my prayers also.

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  6. My neart aches, all I can do is pray but that is a lot actually, isn't it. That God would touch them with His love and hold them while they pass through this valley of pain.

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