I have done a terrible job with posting this past week, but it has been because I don't know what to write. To put into words what has gone on in the past week with my sister and her family is impossible, and to ignore it and write about anything else just seems wrong. When death hits your family, everything else in this life seems so trivial. My sister, Melanie, who is also my very best friend, and her husband, Jeff, lost their precious baby boy this past week. Melanie was 32 weeks pregnant with baby Andrew when he passed away. He was stillborn on August 6th. Baby Drew was beautiful. He looked perfect and just like his brothers. He is a Robinson for sure.
One verse that has been of comfort to us all is Matt 6:21--"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." We have realized that this verse is not just talking about money. We have learned as a family who has suffered great loss through the death of our father and now baby drew that with each loss here on this earth, our treasure in heaven increases. Baby Drew and my father are great treasures to this family---and our hearts are with them. The more loss we have here on this earth, the more our hearts our fixed on heaven and eternity.
Jeff and Mel, we love you guys. We hurt and grieve with you daily. We miss you. We miss baby Drew. We long for the day when we will see your precious baby fill your arms again.
Thank you to all of you who have kept Jeff and Melanie and the rest of our family in your prayers. I know and believe that in time God will do a great work of healing in their lives.