Thursday, March 12, 2009

Better Day

The weather in Portland has been beautiful the last two days.

I can't help but think that James had a little bit to do with that.

The day he was born and died was very cold and grey.

The sunshine has really helped lift my spirits.

Lauren has been a joy to be around in the hospital. Children are wonderful. She was very sad to hear about her brother James. She didn't know what death was until yesterday. She asked to pray to him before we went to bed last night. Today at the hospital, she wanted to go to the hospital chapel to say hi to him. Although this is sad, its also comforting.

Erin continues to get better. She is walking around a bit and the color has returned to her face. Her blood tests are looking good. She is smiling.

We no doubt have a long road in healing the hurt of losing James, but after today, I know that with time and love we will get there.


  1. Mike - Thinking of you across the miles and tears and smiles. So glad to hear Erin is recovering well and that Lauren is with you. She will certainly get you through day at a time. Love the picture of Erin and Lauren - you are one lucky guy. TJT

  2. Mike, Erin, and Lauren,

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so so sorry to learn that Baby James did not make it, but so relieved to know that that Erin did. James will watch over you all forever and know and love the wonderful parents that he had. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  3. Our hearts were broken yesterday as we learned the news. After praying everyday for Erin and baby James - Yacov in Hebrew - we felt like we were part of the family. We send our love and continued prayers, across the miles, for both of you and trust the healing process has begun. Love from Uncle Michael and Aunt Diana

  4. Erin & Mike-we are all comforted by your updates, the baptism, beautiful name and the love that is helping you guys get through all of this. As TJT by day your stength will grow and your sorrow lifted. Gods speed and all our love
    sean elise jack &ava