Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Matthew Navarro

Matthew  3/6/74

Matthew David Navarro
January 11, 1974
Birmingham, Alabama 
    March 20, 1974 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

There aren't many words to say about today. I remember January 11th as a joyful day, but rarely get through it without a few tears. I think anyone who knows me knows that my faith in Christ is what held me together when I unexpectedly lost Matthew, and what has continued to sustain me over the years. I just miss him more on days like this when I would love to pick up a phone to wish him a happy birthday. Yet, he is in the presence of his Heavenly Father and I rejoice with him.

Today, I will think about the joy he brought into my life. Believe me, he was already developing a personality that made me suspect there would be a battle of the wills in our future! Yet,  he also had a smile that filled my life with sunshine. He was only in my arms for 9 weeks, 5 days but he has been in my heart for years... and will continue throughout eternity.

Today, I will absolutely be missing him, but the knowledge that I WILL SEE MY SON AGAIN is not just a hope. It is a promise made to all of us who put our faith in Jesus Christ for our salvation.

Comfort About Christians Who Have Died
 "Brothers and sisters, we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who have died. We don’t want you to grieve like other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus. We are telling you what the Lord taught. We who are still alive when the Lord comes will not go into His kingdom ahead of those who have already died. The Lord will come from heaven with a command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the dead who believed in Christ will come back to life. Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. In this way we will always be with the Lord. So then, comfort each other with these words!"~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


deborahseeley54 said...

Sorry for your loss, but glad that you will be with him again! I have 3 in Heaven that I will see again one day!!! Love ya!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. He's a cutie! What a painful thing to go through, and yet I hear in your words a hope that is strong and sure. Yes, you will see Matthew again! But the waiting is tough, huh? I wouldn't begin to know how that feels. Sending you hugs and prayers for today and all the days you think about him.

Cindy Navarro said...

Thank you!