This second anniversary of Ade’s death is very significant. Thanks to Father God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I have done something, which on May 2, 2017, I didn’t think it would have ever been possible. I have survived two whole years without my oldest son, who was and still is someone as enormously important to me as life itself.
Death and life have taught me that child-loss is unthinkable, and they have taught me that anguish is inescapable. Additionally, death and life have taught me that grief has no expiration date. As a result, the separation I have yet to bounce back from is the ultimate untimely farewell (Ade’s death), which was the last separation Ade and I would have.
Losing a child, especially one with whom the parents had a close and meaningful relationship with, is one of life’s most agonizing challenges, even for believers in Christ. Thank God that, because His mercies are new every day, believing parents who experience unchained agony have hope and the promised help for the times when their loved ones are gone.