Monday, April 25, 2016

Rest In Peace, Sweet Baby Brody

"But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, 
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."
Luke 18:16
(KJV)

Dear friends, it is with a heavy heart that I compose this post.
The precious baby you have been praying for is now resting in the arms of the One Who loves him with more love than any of us can ever imagine.

Rest in peace, Baby Brody

Baby Brody passed away on his 8th month birthday.

Though his healing did not come in the way we had hoped,
we know that he is now resting, free from pain, no longer in need of our prayers.

The ones who now need your prayers, dear friends,
are Brody's dear mother, Jenn, his grandmother, Debbie,
and his other family members.

His death leaves a deep and painful void,
which only the God of all comfort can fill.

Debbie sent me a few recent photos to share.


  

This is my personal favorite photo of precious Brody.


He now smiles all the time.

This little guy came into all of our lives and touched us in ways that he will never know about.
Surely, our loss is Heaven's gain.

If you would like to view Brody's obituary and/or reach out to the family by signing the funeral home's guestbook, click here.

Please keep this dear family in your continued prayers that God will give them new strength for each day, and that He will hold them extra close as they walk through the grieving process.

Thank you for every prayer you have prayed for dear Brody.
I know you took this prayer request to heart and were faithful to bombard Heaven on his behalf.
God heard your prayers, and every tear is now wiped away from his eyes.

To read previous posts about Brody, please click the following links:

62 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Smith,

    How very sad I am for the family's loss. I will be praying for them. But what a joy to think the family will be spending eternity with Brody in heaven. My heart aches for the poor dear mother. Thank you for keeping us updated about Brody.

    Much love,
    Ashley

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    1. Oh, dear Ashley! Thank you so much for your dear compassion and kind heart! Yes, one day, they can go to Brody, where there will never be any more pain or tears. What a day that will be! Love and appreciate you, sweet friend. :)

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  2. Cheryl...I am sad to hear about this sweet baby's passing. I am lifting up his mother and family. I get it. Thank you for making his story available to us so we can pray over them. God be with them as they begin to maneuver through life without Brody by their side. The Lord is sovereign and faithful.

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    1. Oh, dear Naomi! I remember reading your own story of deep heartache and grief, and I know you SO understand what this dear mother and grandmother and family are going through. Your words are a precious blessing here, and I thank you so much for sharing. God bless you abundantly, dear friend.

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  3. Praise God for this little life. I know the Lord will use his precious life to lead others to Himself.
    The Lord is good and He doeth all things well. I will join with you in prayer for this dear family.

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    1. I do believe little Brody's life had a grand, Divine purpose, too, and I know God will somehow use this situation to bring about good. It is just so hard to imagine what the dear family is feeling. Your prayers for them are SO appreciated, sweet friend. God bless you for caring so deeply.

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  4. We can only rejoice in the knowledge that he is held in the Saviour's arms.

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    1. Yes, absolutely. So very grateful for the God of all comfort and for the grace He has available for the needs of His people. Thank you for your kind words, Elizabeth.

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  5. Oh such a sad day for Brody's mom/grandma and family.My heart and prayers are with them. May they feel God's loving arms around them, as never before.
    Little Brody is in Jesus's arms today..He is happy and feeling no pain.For that I am so greatful.
    God bless.Judy

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    1. And, God bless you, dear Judy. Your words are so comforting and precious, and I thank you for stopping by and sharing your heart. It is always a dear blessing to see that you have been here. :)

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  6. Oh, my dearest Cheryl, I'm so sad while reading these lines of yours, my eyes begins to shine with tears .. I especially think of his parents and his entire family, I hope that the God will give them the strength to accept it and to survive to such a pain, thinking that now he's cradled by arms which will love him with a special Love !

    I embrace you with so much gratitude, my wonderful friend, God bless you !

    Dany

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear friend. It is hard to understand why this has happened, and I so appreciate your prayers for the dear family during this painful time. You are an encouragement and blessing to me and to so many others! God bless you bountifully, in return! :)

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  7. Thank you for being a leader of intercessors for this dear little guy. I know he's happy, but I know his family and friends will miss him.

    Hugs to you, I'll go to the guest book.
    Laura

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    1. Oh, thank you, Laura. I feel sure the family will appreciate your guest post for them. Thank you for the dear encouragement and kind words here. Sending you much love and many blessings!

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  8. my heart is so heavy for the dear family, continued prayers for them

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    1. Thank you, dear Shorty Bear. Your prayers and faithfulness are so appreciated and such a blessing! God bless you abundantly, sweet friend.

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  9. Oh Cheryl, I can barely type this because of the tears in my eyes. How my heart aches for the family of dear Brody. I rejoice to know that this precious little one is no longer suffering, but it is still so sad to lose a loved one. I will continue to pray for this family.

    Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Oh, dear Stephanie! I know what you mean. It is just heart-wrenching, and only God can really provide the comfort they need at this time. Thank you ever so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet encouragement behind. Sending you much love, sweet friend.

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  10. I am so sorry for Jen and Debbie's loss and all the family. My heart swells with sadness for them and the loss of this cute little baby boy! I'm praying.

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your dear prayers, Mary. Your words are a blessing and encouragement, and it always brightens my day to see that you have stopped by. Sending you love and hugs, dear friend!

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  11. My heart sank when I read the title of this post... I'm praying for his mom and grandma now. I can't even imagine the grief. May our Father grant them Divine peace in their soul that only comes from Him.

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    1. I know what you mean...I could hardly believe my eyes when I got the email telling me he had passed away. Surely it is hard to understand these things, but one day, it will all be made clear, and we will see and understand. Until then, it is such a blessing to have the encouragement and support from friends like you. God bless you, brother.

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  12. O no I am so sorry. Praying comfort for the family :-(

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    1. Thank you, dear Suzie! Your prayers and love and concern are so appreciated and such a blessing! God bless you, in return, sweet friend. :)

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  13. I am so very sorry. He is such a beautiful baby. You're all in my prayers. {{{Hugs}}}

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    1. He surely was a beautiful baby boy. So hard to understand these things. Thank you ever so much for your kind visit and sweet comments. You are a blessing, my friend. :)

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  14. Thank you for letting all of us who stop by your post about Brody. Will pray for his family.

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    1. Thank you for praying, dear Betty. God bless you and comfort you in your own loss, also.

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  15. Brody touched many hearts, and only God knows why He chose to take him home to the arms of Jesus. Thank you for sharing this heart felt story with us here at Tell Me a Story.

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    1. He truly did touch many hearts. God bless you, Hazel, for stopping by and leaving comfort behind. Have a blessed day!

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  16. Oh! Death causes pain in the heart, but knowing our loved ones are with God and we will get to see them again and be with them forever brings comfort.
    Thanks for sharing this family's journey with us Cheryl. Will mention them in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your prayers, Ugochi! You are appreciated!

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  17. Hi Cheryl, all this is so sad. I will be lifting his family up in prayer.
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Tracy! Your prayers and faithful support just mean the world to me. God bless you, my friend.

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  18. Oh Cheryl, My heart broke when I saw the title of this post, and then as I read the words, my heart went out to his mom and grandmother and family members. I cannot even comprehend the loss of such a precious one.

    But your words are like a healing balm, reminding us of the joy baby Brody is experiencing in the arms of sweet Jesus where there is no more pain, and no more suffering.

    Thank you for bringing baby Brody into our lives to share in his story and the blessing of knowing him.

    I will indeed be praying for his family.

    Blessings.

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    1. I know what you mean, sweet friend. When I read the email, I was just so shocked. We all prayed so hard, but God had another plan for this precious, little life. We will remember him and his precious smile. I can't thank you enough for your dear, kind words. They always mean so much to me! God bless you abundantly!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear this!

    Lord, please be the great Comforter to this family today. Please give them peace.

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    1. Yes, amen, and amen! Thank you for your dear, kind comments. God bless you, Ally!

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  20. Prayers for comfort for the baby's family. It must be so hard.

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    1. Thank you, dear Bethany! I so appreciate your prayers and kind support. May God hold them all close and minister to their needs and heal the pain in their hearts.

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  21. Oh so sad to read this news, Cheryl. Praying that God would comfort the family as they walk through this time.

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    1. Thank you, dear, sweet friend. Your words and prayers are so appreciated! God bless you!

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  22. I am so sad for the family who will be missing him. Praying healing for them.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Daisy Gurl! God bless you for caring and for commenting. :)

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  23. What a difficult time for the family. Prayers!!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sandra, for your prayers and kind words. May the Lord bless you!

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  24. My heart goes out to this family. My Caleb died at age 3 years, but I know we treasure the time we had with these precious gifts from God.

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    1. Oh, Karen! I am SO deeply sorry to hear of your loss! Bless your dear heart. Thank you for reaching out to Brody's family here. Your words are so appreciated. God bless you and comfort you, too.

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  25. This is just heartbreaking! Praying that God sends His Comforter to that poor family...

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    1. Amen, JES...surely He is the only One who can bring the deep-down comfort they need. Thank you for your prayers and comment...I appreciate you. :)

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  26. Dear Cheryl, this left me in tears. Life certainly throws us some curve balls, doesn't it? Things that make no sense to us. My prayers are with this family and those who loved baby Brody. WHat a darling baby boy.

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    1. Yes, it surely does throw some curve balls, my friend. I feel SO sorry for this precious family and can only trust Jesus to comfort their dear hearts. Thank you for your precious visit and words.

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  27. I read this earlier this week and burst out crying. I couldn't quite think of what to say, and words are still difficult. But, I will pray for this family. I cannot even imagine. I know the Lord knows what He's doing, but suffering tragedy is such a confusing time. It is then that we are called to dig deeper into His goodness, and rely even stronger on his promises. Brody lives, perfect and complete. I will look forward to seeing him one day...

    GOD BLESS.

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    1. Sharon, your precious heart of compassion never stops blessing me. Thank you for your prayers...that is what they need more than anything else. I know they appreciate it. Thank you, dear friend, for your precious words and love.

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  28. Cheryl, I couldn't read this without crying. So many things in life we simply can't understand. My prayers are with his family during this dark time.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear Gayle. Your prayers and kind words mean so much! Sending you much love, in return.

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  29. Cheryl, I'm praying this morning that little Brody's family is finding comfort in "The Comforter." Blessings to you for your faithfulness in prayer!

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    1. Thank you, dear Donna. Where would we turn without Jesus to go to? Surely He is the only One who can send the deep-down comfort this family needs. God bless you, my friend.

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  30. Thank you so much for the updates, Cheryl. I will have this family in my prayers. I will pray for their comfort and to find the peace and hope that only can come from Christ. I do appreciate you keeping us up to date on this precious baby boy. I am sure his family did, too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jaime. You are such an encouragement and blessing to me. May God bless you abundantly, in return.

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  31. Such a precious little heart, and now he is with Jesus... oh but I know how terribly the family is missing him. Will indeed be praying for them, and that the Lord Jesus would comfort their hearts with knowing he is with Him, and safe there, without pain. Cheryl, such a ministry you have, sharing prayer requests with the whose in need of prayer, and now your turn to have to face a terrible grief of your own... my heart goes out to you dear friend, and to all of your family. Praying for that peace that passes all understanding to comfort you through this ordeal!

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    1. Dear, precious friend! I am SO sorry I am just now replying to this! Oh, my, I don't know how I missed it, and I do thank you so much for your kind words! Maybe God knew I would need to re-read it tonight! SO very thankful for you and your dear friendship and sending you lots of love!

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