Monday, May 26, 2008

a tribute from Nanna and Grandpa

A TRIBUTE OF LOVE AND HONOUR

TO OUR PRECIOUS AND TREASURED

D E Q L A N R O S S H I G G I N S
25th May 2008

Exactly one year ago today, God gave you a very special “cross” to carry in your life. You have taken up the challenge with bravery and courage and a strength, determination and faith that has made you victorious in your “war”. It is NOT for us, as your loving family, to question God’s intentions when He chose YOU to bear this “cross” but we accept His will in sincere faith and trust in His purpose.

When we recall all the events and relive some of the moments in the last year, we are filled with a sense of disbelief but predominantly with a humility that God has been gracious, merciful and faithful to His promises when He answered our prayers for you. We give God, His Healing Saviour Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit all the glory for the fact that today, exactly one year after your diagnosis, that we can proclaim His miracle that you are NED. In our faith, we can also declare NED as we will “Never Ever Doubt” how much God loves us, wants the best for us, knows the plans He has for us and that HE will ALWAYS walk beside you and your family, all the days of our lives.

As a “little man full of prayer”, we are certain God has a VERY SPECIAL PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR YOU, DARLING DEQLAN. You are a great teacher, a faith-builder, a trust-certifier, a courageous warrior and a determined, passionate soldier for the Lord. Your medal, presented to you today, is ‘THE WHEEL OF FAITH” and this wheel is to guide and drive you in your journey of life. With Jesus at the top and centre of the wheel, may we always remember that He also suffered on the cross to save us, so He truly understands anguish, pain and suffering. The ten points on the wheel depict:

COURAGE - FAITH - TRUST - STRENGTH - LOVE - HOPE

HUMILITY - ACCEPTANCE - PATIENCE - CHARITY

You are a blessed, beloved and special child of God. We love you so very much. Thank you for the blessing you are in our lives, thank you for all the lessons you have taught us and we thank you for all the joy, love, happiness and every smile you have brought us. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives. Our continued prayer is that God, His Healing Son and Saviour, Jesus and the Holy Spirit continue to bless you in every way and on every level and that your NED status remains all the days of your life.
With all our love,
Nanna & Grandpa

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