Sunday, April 28, 2013

Consider the Sweet Tender Children

One of my other angel mom friends posted this song on facebook this morning and I couldn't help but feel the need to share it.  I absolutely love this song, but I have not listened to it for a long time.  The third verse has taken on a whole new meaning: 

"Consider the sweet, tender children
Who must suffer on this earth..."
The pains of all of them he carried
From the day of his birth.
He clothes the lilies of the field,
He feeds the lambs in His fold,
And he will heal those who trust him,
And make their hearts as gold."
The whole time Joshua was on this earth, he suffered.  But, I also know that the spirit of our Heavenly Father were with him the whole time.  How do I know that?  I could feel it every time I looked into his eyes or walked into his room.  

Now, with those of us left behind by Joshua, we are the ones suffering.  The ache in our hearts continues as the days, weeks, and months pass without him.  But, just as the song says, our Savior carries all of our burdens and through Him, our hearts will be as gold.


  1. Wold you believe that I have never paid attention to the words of this song before Emily posted that today? It moved me to tears. Thanks for sharing this again.

  2. I never realized those words were part of that song either! That's very touching. Thanks, Steph!


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Joshua Kent Ipson was born December 1, 2012 with a very complicated combination of congenital heart defects. After 2 1/2 months of fighting for his life, he passed away on February 13, 2013. We invite you to share our experiences as we grieve his loss, rejoice in God's plan, & keep Joshua's message of hope alive.
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