Monday, January 14, 2008

Well folks it's 2008 already and steaming through the month of January as well and as each month comes around so does the 13th of the month. That mean's that it's now been 5 months for us without Elijah. I guess it's easy to say how times flies, but it seems like and eternity and each day has it's moments. I am growing though been down most days or at least every other day or so to water Elijah's lawn at the cemetery and to talk with him. I have felt my soul grow and have been able to allow myself to journey into the pain and draw it in as well. There is an opportunity to grow and the challenge or as I feel it the burden or a passion to carry Elijah's story of love and joy to people I meet. I found myself in the Angelman Syndrome Forum Chat room recently and was able to share and enourage some folks who are on the journey of diagnosis. I was able to share my journey but also Elijah's journey as well.

Last week Julie and I were on staff for a annual youth conference called Summer Oasis and is hosted by the Christian Community we are part of. I lead the morning sessions which involved a time of reflection and I was bale to encourage and share with the youth on the Thursday morning with Elijah's story and play some clips of Elijah. I recorded the video and so was able to upload it to You tube and I would like to share it with you.




I did alot of work with videos and so was able to convert some video to clips some neat footage of Elijah and Francesca. The following is another clip of Elijah's 3rd Birthday. There are these and other clips at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=dawg1467




What a roller coaster of a life Elijah has given me and continues to take me on, I love him more and more each day.

Thanks for coming on the Journey with me.
Darren

2 comments:

lil 1/2 pint said...

(::big big big big hugs::

elijah is often in my thoughts. as is your family.)

I'm Pooh Bear! said...

I so appreciate the frankness that you use in speaking about Elijah and the blessing that he was and continues to be in your life. I have loved viewing the videos on youtube of your beautiful son and the testimony that you shared. The Lord is using you and Elijah in mighty ways! I've thought of you all often and continue to pray for you.