We had our memorial service for Corbin Elijah yesterday evening. It was a very nice service with just the four of us at home. We began by praying, and listening to a couple of songs. We listened to “Glory Baby”, by Watermark, and “With Hope”, by Steven Curtis Chapman. Then Jared read from the Bible and talked to us about the story of Job. He talked about how that relates to us, and how we should respond in the midst of suffering, and losing our baby. He also shared several other verses, and talked about Corbin’s short life and the impact it has/had on all of us, and others around us. Then we sang a couple of worship songs together – “It is Well (with my soul)”, and “Blessed Be Your Name” (which went perfectly with our talk about Job!). In one area of the living room we had all of our sono pictures laid out, along with the baby book the hospital gave us with Corbin’s hand and footprints. So we looked through those things together. Overall it was a very nice time for us to say goodbye!
This week I need to finally put together a scrapbook for Corbin…I am going to enlist the kids help, along with their pictures and notes to their brother. I am looking for some type of chest or nice box to keep all of Noah, Corbin, (& Hannah’s) keepsake stuff in. Their scrapbooks, blankets, stuffed animals, cards…all of the little keepsakes we held onto from each child.
I am relieved to have the memorial service over with. This week I will have to see if I can still remember how to cook!! For the past 3 weeks we have had so many kind serving friends bringing us meals – and we are so thankful for them! (The friends and the meals!) It has meant so much to us to know that our friends care for us during this time. Some of my sweet friends even put together a gift basket for me, which was so nice! You see, when you lose a baby, you usually dont recieve any gifts like you would if your baby had lived, so this was a wonderful surprise that truly meant so much to me!! They brought an adorable basket filled with all sorts of goodies like Starbucks Coffe & Caramel syrup, tons of pedicure goodies, a CD lovingly put together with worship songs, verses from Scripture made on cute colorful cards, a cute mug, and much much more! They even brought a little gift for the kids, which they thought was just wonderful! What a blessing to have such wonderful friends!
I am going to stop here for today. I still have so much more to say. Everyday I want to get on here and write, but I just can’t find the time. I really desire to share more of what this journey is like, and I will do that soon!!
Remembering Corbin Elijah
in heaven with our Lord
but forever in our hearts
Stillborn – March 12, 2009 at 10am
Weight – 6 oz
Height – 8 inches