BRAVE LITTLE GUY (my nephew)
One does not expect to find courage in a baby. Usually babies are well protected by their parents and the loved ones who surround them. They normally do not have to face the things that bring out the courage in older people. I knew a little guy named David, a baby who had courage that seemed larger than he was. Like most babies, he was protected from the things in the world that could hurt him. But there was something that those who cared for him and loved him could not protect him fromÖ.a failing heart. David fought for his life with fortitude and quiet courage. There were many times he did not feel well, but did not complain. Even in the midst of his pain, while groaning in baby agony, he still had smiles for his loved ones. I remember the last night we saw him here on Earth. He was so happy to see his special buddy, Mary his cousin. When she leaned over his hospital crib, he grabbed on to her hand with both of his tiny hands and burbled happily to her, even though he was hooked up to tubes and cables and staying in a strange place that was obviously not home. He didnít have any words yet, but he tried so hard to talk to her. He tried so hard to talk to all of us there. He got his message across, I think. He was saying: I love you. All of you.
The funeral was a small one, as five months of life is not a long time in which to meet new friends. The Brave Little Guy had lost his final battle on earth. He had fought bravely and with grace. There are those who say this was Godís will, but I do not agree with them. I donít believe kids belong in heaven. They belong here with those they were given to, to grow and live their lives. We lose kids because we live in a fallen, distorted creation, not because God wants it that way. We cherish the hope that we will see our lost babies in a new creation that is everything it was meant to be, a place where every tear is wiped away and sorrow is known no more, as promised by God himself. A place where kids do not suffer and die. I cant finish this right now