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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baby Beatrice's New Life Day

Today we buried baby Beatrice in a cemetery that was surrounded by a trash dump where people picked through ripe smelling garbage to find something to eat.  

I made sure she had a sparkly bow to wear. I got her a fancy dress to wear too but no one would unwrap the blankets to show it, and I didn't want to violate cultural norms or anything....but try to imagine ruffles, bows, and lace underneath there.  Not that it matters really.....Beatrice has some much finer looking white robes now.....and some pretty amazing dancing shoes I'm sure.

Everyone took a handful of dirt to throw on the casket.

Which displayed the Cross.  O death where is your sting?  O grave where is your victory?  Thank you God for removing the sting of the law and sin through our Victory JESUS.

And a Lugandan song was sung that was similar in tune to "Jesus loves me."

I first wore these shoes to baby V's funeral from our church back in Iowa right before we left for Uganda.  We celebrated her birth into heaven at age 3 years old.  And today I wore them again to Beatrice's new life into heaven celebration at almost 3 years old.  I will see her again at the best wedding party EVER!

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.  The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Romans 16:20


Heather Santiago said...

Rest in peace precious Angel of God. It was the most amazing priveledge to have met and held her in my arms. I am forever grateful that the Lord God have me that simple pleasure... Dance on little child of God, and be happy once again!

Madison said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing this!! I am so thankful that you were there.
Beatrice held a very special place in my heart. Her first day at the Home was also mine. We spent many precious hours together during the very few days that I was there. I have friends all over the world who were praying for her... and I came home to find her picture framed in my room so that I would never forget.
She is missed by many, and my heart grieves her absence, but I am so happy to know that she is happy and dancing now.... that she giggles and smiles... and that one day we will be together again in the presence of Jesus.
Thank you for this sweet post.

mathtigger said...

I'm beyond grateful that you were there. I loved Beatrice for a week. We were there when she came. She had my heart from hello, and I am so grateful that this beautiful little girl came into my life. If you can, please give sweet Benjamin a hug and kiss from us. I'm beyond shocked to hear of this.
Wendy Ritz

MamaSparrow said...

The balloon you placed on Isaiah's grave says it perfectly, "Congratulations on your new home!". Praying for you.


Janice Walker said...

I love the heart you have for the fatherless. That you saw her as a princess fit for a sparkly bow and beautiful saw through God's lens. She is a princess and I'm sure she is using those dancing shoes!

Anonymous said...

Jenny I am glad there is no more pain or suffering. Beatrice is home Free. Believeing for a new joy to come for you.
In His Strength,

Sarah said...

Precious little one...she's dancing with Jesus today.

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com