Friday, November 20, 2009

More than Just a Picture

Many pictures hang and sit in my house, but as I was getting ready this morning, I was looking at a picture of my little Tyler. I love looking at pictures of both of my boys. The intricate details that God gives each one of us. How special and unique we are as children of the Most High. I love looking at Cooper's dimple in his chin and the depth I see in his eyes. I love looking at Tyler's cheeks and his smile is so contagious. I started thinking about all these pictures I have, but they are only a representation and a still frame of the actual person and being that they are. There is so much more to all of us than what a picture captures. On just a picture you only catch a glimpse of a moment in time.

As I reflected on my picture of Tyler, I have to sometimes remind myself not just of what he looked like, but of who he was. How he giggled, how he kicked his feet and how he loved to be held. He was a real little boy. A real baby that lived and breathed on this earth. I wanted to share a video that we took of him so that he remains a real boy to me and not just a picture, a memory or a story you might have heard about. He is so much more than just a picture.


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7 comments:

  1. Oh Jen, he is so much more than a picture to so many of us. I remember his little laugh, his sweet little personality, and have so many sweet memories of him. (I was just thinking of when we painted Jackson & Bella's rooms and how mad he was that day... he echoed through that empty house! Or swimming over at D's with that sweet little hat of his.) Know that Tyler, not just his picture, lives on in so many of our hearts. I love and miss your little boy- what a sweet treat to get to "see" him again in this video. Love you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this video of your sweet little Tyler. Praying for you today.

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  3. PRECIOUS!!! Love your updates, your honesty and transparency Jen!!! We talk about you guys so often and pray for you as well. I love watching you guys walk this road and cling to the Lord and the incredible witness you are for Him BUT I HATE that you are walking this road. I ache...literally for you guys!! Praying, praying...and loving you from LR!!!!

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  4. Just precious. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you.

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  5. More than a picture for sure. I think often of being at Andi's new house, you and Andi putting things away and me holding Tyler, for what was to be the last time for me here on earth. I remember thinking some of his expressions looked like Cooper. I remember how warm he felt snuggling in my arms, and how much he protested being put down. Just want you to know I think of him all the time.
    Love you guys!
    Darlene

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  6. I love this video. I'm so thankful you have it. Those eyes and that precious smile. I love you friend and I continue to pray that Jesus would bring you comfort each and every day. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is so precious.

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  7. Yes, he is! Thank you for sharing his life, Jen.

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