Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Micah is With Jesus

Many months ago I posted this button:

Many of you joined in praying and following his story (you can go to my sidebar and click on it if you want to read it). What a wonderful little guy! He exuded energy and joy, even when he was at his sickest. He touched the lives of so many people.

Then he got better - he got to go home - he lived on a farm in the Nashville area and loved his life there with his family.

I didn't check for a long time. Assuming he was doing okay. It must be the Lord who prompted me to click on that button a couple of days ago. I found that he was not doing well. I was so sad. I signed up for the Care Pages updates. Two days later, this was the message from his daddy:

Micah's Homecoming

Posted 2 days ago

To our Dearest Family and Friends,

Our hearts were broken this morning as our sweet little Micah slipped from our loving arms into the arms of our loving Lord. Though our hearts are so full of grief, we know that he is free of pain and ‘pokies.” He is running the streets of gold like he was running the hills of Tennessee and the hallways of the hospitals.We are so very thankful for each of you as you have lifted us up in prayer and kindness over the past two years.

God has been so good to carry us through this most difficult time in our lives. May we remember the sweet smile that Micah had on his face even through the many tough times that he endured. May we also face life with the same veracious spirit that he portrayed each and every day. He loved each one of you and I know that he has had a huge impact on all of our lives.May God bless each and every one of you. Micah would always say as I was heading out the door, ”Daddy, wait for me.” Well now, Micah, your earthly father is saying “Micah, please wait for me” because I too want so much to hold hands together again in our heavenly kingdom.

Nathanael and Jacque Crimmins

Service Arrangements for Micah David Crimmins

Thursday, September 18
Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene
335 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville TN 37210

• Noon public visitation• 2 pm service

Flowers and Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

• Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

He made a lot of wonderful memories playing there and we would like to honor their generous spirits and kind hearts.

3921 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

• American Cancer Society

There have been so many sad stories lately about children and young adults losing their lives - but the sadness is overshadowed by the assurance that they're with Jesus - maybe even getting to know each other. What a blessed thought as we grieve for those of us left behind.


Susie said...

It always makes me feel so sad to read of a precious life gone so soon.
We can be sure that he's resting in peace free from all his earthly cares and pain.
My sympathy to his family..

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'm so sad for his family's sake that God has called Micah home, but I can't be sad for Micah. After all he went through here on earth he deserves to be in Heaven, pain free and whole again.

I missed your other post until just now. Since your blog isn't updating in my Bloglines now I have to remember to check in for new posts.

Good luck winning your trip to Mexico!

Fall is in the air here too. We've had several nights in the last week down in the low 50's and some of the trees and foliage are starting to turn.

Love and hugs,


nancygrayce said...

I'm sorry for Micah's family...but agree that Micah is perfectly happy with Jesus! It is always sad to be the ones left behind to wait until we see our loved ones in glory.

PEA said...

How very sad:-( This is the second post tonight that I read about a child dying. Losing a child is something a parent should never have to experience! My heart and prayers go out to Micah's family. xoxo

Maine Mom said...

Like you, I stopped checking Micah's site when he got better. I'm so sad to hear that he got sick again and passed away. Thank you for the update.

Needled Mom said...

My heart goes out to Micah's parents. I, too, followed his progress until he seemed better. I thank you for updating me on his death. His family will be in my prayers.

It is wonderful to be able to follow your posts again. I have so missed them.

The colors of the trees look so pretty. We, too, are getting just a few bursts of colors but nothing like you.

Happy belated birthday to your sister. Unfortunately her birthday will now always bring up other thoughts.

"Bring a dog"......give me a break. Good thing you retired.

Nancy said...

Parents should never have to bury their children... so sad! I will keep the family in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know. You have a big heart and sharing it with others is a blessing indeed.

groovyoldlady said...

How beautiful is the peace that comes from knowing HIM. How people survive without faith in a loving God is beyond me. What a blessing that Micah's famly had the assurance of God's watchcare and mercy!

Midlife Mom said...

My heart goes out to those parents. We aren't supposed to bury our children, they are supposed to bury us but sometimes God has another plan. What joy they must feel though knowing that he is safe in our Father's arms, healthy and happy! They will have a happy reunion one day!

Mary said...


So sad. I will add Micah's family to my prayer list.


Judith said...

I can't even imagine how hard it would be to lose a little child. I am praying for his family.

So glad you figured out the boyfriend would be a mistake. I have often wished I'd take closer looks.

Thanks for showing the before and after pics of your weight loss. You should be popping buttons off your shirt for staying with the competition to the end of it.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh, so sad. I cannot imagine dealing with the loss of a child.
My heart goes out to these dear parents.