How well I remember those 'firsts'... the first week, the first holiday, the first month, the first birthday, the first day of school... My heart goes out to the Chapman's and my heart breaks with them and for them. I went on Steven's website (twice today) and read posts and looked at pictures.
I remember one time in particular... will NEVER forget the moment where I felt Jesus hold me and rock me as I cried and cried and cried. I don't remember how long it had been since Gerad's death but I do remember the strong feeling of the Lord's love holding me and comforting me. It felt like a warm blanket covering me all the way into my heart and soul (which was good since that's how deep the tears were flowing from).
Jesus, I just ask that Your love and comfort would come to them each and every moment they go through the grieving all over again. I ask that You would continue to surround them with friends and family who come and be Your arms extended. I pray that You will bring peace to their broken hearts. And as Steven gets ready to start doing concerts again... goodness! I'm sure it will be hard for him... Help him through it.
Thank you Jesus for always being with me even as I remember and hurt for those who are just beginning the process.