At church yesterday a friend gave me a card that had this quote,
"The Lord compersates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude." Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, October 2008.
Her own sister passed away 2 months ago with cancer, and this quote was shared with her family during her sister's funeral, and she said that she loved it and found great comfort in knowing the Lord knows us and our sorrows. I too found comfort in those words, and I know that the Lord does know us and our sorrows.
My brother sent this quote, " From an Eternal Perspective, the only death that is premature is the death of one who is not prepared to meet God." Elder Ballard.
Dylan was prepared.
We grieve Dylan's passing, but are grateful to know where he is. Dawson (Dylan's older brother) said the morning of Dylan's passing, "Heavenly Father needed him." Yes I too believe that Heavenly Father needed him and that he has a very special mission to accomplish.
Words cannot express the love and appreciation we have to all of you who have sent cards, made phone calls, come by to visit, sent money, send gifts, prayed for our family, offered words of sorrow, came to the viewing and to the funeral, and who continue to be such a big source of strength to us. We love you all dearly and know that you will all be blessed for having helped. I am so impressed with Ryan and Mandy's strength through all of this. These last 4 months have been the most trying and the hardest thing I have ever been through. Watching your children watch their children go through trials has been extremely hard for me. As the grandma it has been very hard to see the decline of Dylan. We are grateful that he did not have to suffer any longer, and that he is now free to run and play and do all the things he has not been able to do for a long time. We have a very special Guardian Angel watching over us and that is very comforting!
Thanks again to all of you!