Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tristan Scott Howell... A real super hero

My sweet nephew Tristan went to be with Jesus a few hours ago. I'm aching at our loss but joyful to know he is no longer in pain and is in the loving arms of Jesus. Thank you to all of you who have kept him in your prayers. Please keep them coming as I can not even begin to imagine what his parents are going through in this darkest hour. So, good bye my sweet sweet little T... I long to see you again and can not wait for you to show me around and introduce me to all the super heros you meet. Aunt Amy LOVES YOU and always will!

Below are the words to a song that is going over and over in my head as I can only imagine...

"I can only imagine what it will be like, when I walk by Your side...
I can only imagine, what my eyes will see, when Your Face is before me!
I can only imagine. I can only imagine.
Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine! I can only imagine!
I can only imagine, when that day comes, when I find myself standing in the Son!
I can only imagine, when all I will do, is forever, forever worship You!
I can only imagine! I can only imagine!
Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?I can only imagine!
Yeah! I can only imagine!
Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!
I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!! Only imagine!!!I can only imagine.
I can only imagine, when all I do is forever, forever worship You!I can only imagine."

7 comments:

The McGraths said...

Amy, I am so sorry! I am in awe right now. 1. I love that song and it is so perfect to hold too at this time. 2. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn't go back to sleep. While I was laying there I could only think of Tristan and his family. So I begin to prayed for them all, including you. I prayed for him to not be in pain and for everyone to be comforted.

I love you all so much and I will continue to pry for Tristan and his family as well as for all that knew and loved him. Hold tight to your sweet memories. I'm sure there will be joy in knowing that he is finally not in pain anymore and he gets to be with his Savior! Thank you for sharing this journey with me and allowing me to participate in prayer. I love you.

Gina Deceuster said...

Beautiful song, Amy, and a wonderful tribute to both Christ and Tristan. He must have been a special child to have already fulfilled his purpose on earth and be lucky (blessed) enough to see Jesus so soon. I'm so sorry it hurts; I shed tears for you and your family. I pray that all of you will have peace.

The Holyoaks said...

I love you, Amy. Our prayers with with Tristan yesterday and are with all of you today. You guys have all been such great examples of faith through all of this.

Amy and Family said...

to leave Tristan's family words of love and encouragement you can go to... caringbridge.org/visit/tristanhowell

You can also see more beautiful pictures of him and his wonderful family.

The Horners! said...

I'm sorry Amy! We are praying for you and your family at this time. We love you!

Rick and Leah said...

Your family has been an amazing beacon of faith. Thank you for your strong examples. We hurt for you guys, but are grateful that Tristan no longer feels pain. We love you so much and have you in our prayers. Keep the faith :)

Rochelle said...

Amy, I have been thinking about you all weekend and hoping you find comfort at the services held for Tristan. I love this song you put on here and have cried for you and his family and prayed for them.