1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
This past weekend was the first Nolan's Walk for Williams here in Plainfield (if you would like to still donate, you can until June 1st, http://www.williams-syndrome.org/nolans-walk-williams) . Brandon and I have spent the last 3 months knee deep in the planning for this event. We had 119 registered, but we estimate over 200 showed up. The forecast showed rain for the day with thunderstorms. Not a drop hit the ground that day! Countless people approached us during and after the event about how nice it was to just relax with family and friends while being encouraged. The event was also featured in the Hendricks County Flyer, http://flyergroup.com/local/
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http://ofkidsandcows.blogspot.com/), went home to be with Jesus. Corbin, like Nolan, was born with Williams syndrome. However, Corbin was born with a far more fragile heart than Nolan's. This is a fact that comes with a weighty reality that Nolan could have very easily had a heart like Corbin's. Don't think I haven't thought in the last day why God would choose Nolan to stay here on the earth for now, and why He would choose to take Corbin home to be with Him. I've also been brought back to the reality that every summer we have Nolan's heart checked. With every check comes the possibility that Nolan's heart could be getting worse and could require open heart surgery.
We are not promised a life free of turmoil, matter fact the Bible says in John 16:33, "In this life you will have trouble." The verse doesn't end there either, "But take heart, I have overcome the world." When I enter a season of weeping and mourning, I have to remember that Jesus overcame sin AND DEATH when he rose again. This life will bring trouble, trials, sadness and grief, but at the same time, Jesus overcame all that...one day for those whose hope is in Him, we will be in heaven celebrating with baby Corbin.