Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Henry Blaise Koop, December 1, 2008 -- We will always remember...

(Brendan and Molly)

Today is the 1st anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever; the day that placed a rupture in our family that will only be healed in heaven; the day that our precious Henry Blaise was born and found to have been taken by Our Lord to be with Him. Henry is more alive than we are, for he sees God face to face, and contemplates His beauty for all eternity. Henry is a vital member of our family, interceding for for his family that remain here in the world, along with his brother Jude Thomas who also was taken by Our Lord to be with Him this past summer. We know that our time here on earth is the tiniest fraction of all the time we will spend together in heaven, and we offer our sufferings from this time of separation to the Lord for the salvation of souls and for a continual increase in holiness in our family.

It would honor us if you would join in remembering Henry through this video...


A special thanks to Joe Clarke and Anjanette Conway, who took pictures for us at Henry's funeral.

We know that Henry's death was God's will, and were comforted in a special way by the Lord blessing us with a very direct sign of this. This previous post by Molly explains, and we continue to be grateful the Lord blessed us with this knowledge.

Thank you for your continuing prayers and support. Praise God for the beautiful gift of Henry in our family!

14 comments:

Rachel said...

Thinking of you all today and praying for peace (hope you enjoyed your time away). I haven't been able to watch the video yet, it's not showing up, but I'll keep trying.

There's a beautiful pink, orange, purple sunrise here this morning and I'm hoping you can see it too.

Praising God with you that Henry and Jude are saints in Heaven!

Love,
Rachel

Rachel said...

Okay, those were kleenexes well used!

Beautiful video, Brendan and Molly. I sobbed my way through it, so I will have to keep it up and watch it again later.

Henry is so beautiful, so sweet and I hate that we have to live without our babies, but I'm trusting in God's plan and provision, as are you.

mommymonkey said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful son with us.

Sending prayers. May the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your family today.

Isaac Schwoch said...

We will be praying for you today. The video was so beautiful; now that we have a baby of our own I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you to go through this. God Bless you both!

Mrs. Bubbles said...

What a beautiful tribute to sweet Henry. Thank you for sharing, and know of our continued prayers.

Caroline Lyngdal said...

Molly and Brendan,
You have been in our prayers all year, even more so as this day approached. What a beautiful video and tribute to Henry. Thanks for sharing.
Caroline & Steve Lyngdal & family

Jenny Clarke said...

The video is beautiful. The girls and I left flowers for Henry today at Epiphany. We love you guys!

Sarah said...

I only wish I could give you a hug as easily as I could press play on that video.
Beautiful tribute.
Love you.
Brian, Sarah, and the boys

John Curran said...

Words fail me. I am heart-broken, and at the same time amazed at the strength of your faith. Henry Blaise will always be remembered! Love to the Koop Family...John

Sarah said...

Oh, Brendan and Molly. I have no perfect words. But I do offer my prayers and support to you today and always. I just know that Henry is in Heaven smiling down upon his wonderful parents and praying unceasingly for his family on earth.

God be with you and comfort you today.

Caroline said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful video and letting us remember Henry with you today. Henry and Jude, pray for us.

Jerry and Kathy Faletti said...

What an absolutely beautiful remembrance of Henry Blaise! Thank you so much for sharing this. God bless you and your wonderful family

Jill said...

Molly and Brendan, thanks for sharing the video--it was beautiful.

cristina Quast said...

Thanks Brendan and Molly for sharing and allowing us to see a bit of heaven through your sweet Henry Blaise! God bless your beautiful family!
Cristina and Dave Quast