Friday, January 11, 2008

Lifting Us Up...

We want to take a brief moment to say a loud "THANK YOU!" to everybody who has called, emailed, text messaged, commented and visited us. This absolutely unexepected outpouring of love has really been what has kept our chins up over the last 36 hours.

It really goes to show how far Brighton's reach was. We have heard from so many people and it has literally just amazed us. We have had phone call after phone call and we seriously couldn't even keep up with answering them. If you called and didn't get us - don't think we are ignoring you. And don't think it didn't touch us. Every single one did.

Prayer works. We firmly believe that. God gave us a method of seeking Him and asked us to use it. Man we have. And for those praying for us we are forever grateful. We want to continue to pray for the following:

  • Clarity - we really need it
  • Emebet - our agency representative in Ethiopia. She was with Brighton a lot and she is grieving as hard as we are. She is an incredible woman doing incredible things and could use the lifting up
  • The country of Ethiopia
  • Our agency
  • Brighton's friends and family who know just how real this little guy was - they are all dealing with the loss just like we are
We know that this hurt will take time to heal - I can honestly tell you it has not gotten one bit easier to look at his picture on my desk. But we are forever thankful for the time we had with him and we will continue to seek the positive purpose in this and allow it to be heard and seen.

Thank you so much. Those words don't seem like enough for what everyone has done for us with prayers and kind words. But it's all we have right now - thank you.


Paula said...

Praise God through the storm. You guys are the perfect example of how to be Christlike.

Unknown said...

Dear Tymm and Laura,
I am a friend of When Love Takes You In. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you as God moves in your life even still.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Louie Giglio did a sermon at our church about when you are given the platform caused by grief you are handed with it a megaphone. The question was: what are you putting out into the world when that megaphone is handed to you. Well, it is clear that you are using the megaphone to cause everyone around you to look up at Him. Glory to God always!

You are special people and Brian and I cannot wait to meet you both!

You are in His care as you grieve (and always!)

Laura (and Brian)

Chelsea Bergeron said...

I am praying for you guys everyday; if you need anything just email

redmaryjanes said...

My Friend Amy has you posted on her Chinese Adoption blog. She told me about you and your loss. I want to say God bless you at this time. Brighton was a beautiful boy. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many who you don't even know.

kerri said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,we are deeply sorry for your loss.
The ASkew family.

pat2006 said...

Tymm and Laura,

I'm so sorry for your lost. Know that I'm holding you in my thoughts and prayers. You guys are incredible and I look forward to getting to know you.

Pat (Addison's mom)