Brooklyn Faith Durham October 12 1996-January 2 2009
Two years have passed since this precious princess made her way to heaven. I asked her mom, Tonya, if I could do a tribute to Brooklyn this week for the anniversary of her homecoming in heaven! It will be a pitiful one since nothing I can say can touch the sweetness of Brooklyn. She was precious to all who knew her and made an impact on so many lives. She has a legacy that will follow her from now on.
Her family.....Tonya, Kevin, Shawn and Hannah. I can't even fathom their loss but I know the peace that passes all understanding must visit their hearts daily.
Have you ever met a child who just captures your heart from the first word? When I first met Brooklyn, she was around 2 or 3 years old and the sweetest little thing you ever talked to!!! Even with all she went through, she was still one of the sweetest little girls and never lost her smile. And, boy, did she have a knack for fashion! She always had the cutest clothes and shoes and purses. Future holiness fashionista! Have you ever seen a more radiant smile? This was her 12th birthday party and I think she was awfully proud to be the official princess for a day!
The last youth camp before she went to heaven, they named the youth camp choir "The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir" and Brooklyn led a song that rang true for her just a few short months later:
I wanna know how it feels To make my way down the streets of gold I wanna know how it feels To have a talk with the saints of old I wanna know what it's like To rest my feet by the river of life I've heard of heaven and I know it's real I wanna know how it feels
Tonya, Kevin, Shawn and Hannah: I pray for you ALL often and I love you dearly!
Happy Anniversary in heaven, Princess!!! You are loved and missed but I know heaven sure is sweeter with you there!!
I started this blog to document the story of my kids as they grow up. However...July 8, 2011 changed that slightly when Kari was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) . We invite you to share our journey as we walk through it with the Lord's help!