It’s been exactly two months since our babies went from our arms into His (we’ve reached April – our “goal” month). I’ve struggled daily with what to write here. So to start I want to share moments from the memorial service to at least start the process of their story. I hope to share more about their life/death as I’m able but for the moment we’re not sure what we want to share and what we want to keep for ourselves. This is a start for those of you who were not able to be at the service – or for parents having to face the same painful choices of what to share at a memorial service for a life that was lost far too soon. I hope you find hope and comfort in this if that is you. For family and friends – I hope you find a little piece of understanding in who our children were, and continue to be, in our hearts. (The cover of the memorial card showed pictures of their feet which were true to life size)
In Loving Memory Of
Alice Mae Wourms
Elliot Nathan Wourms
Alexis Marie Wourms
Born to us – Received in Heaven
February 3rd, 2012
Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m.
Rock Hill Community Church
Alice Mae Wourms, Elliot Nathan Wourms and Alexis Marie Wourms were born on February 3rd to parents Nathan and Janelle Wourms of Duluth, Minn. All three spent their short time on earth in the arms of loved ones and left to be with Jesus hours after birth.
They are survived by one sibling, Nora Jane Wourms. Their grandparents are Joe and Kathy Wourms of Grand Rapids, Minn, and Duane and Jane Neveau of Grand Rapids, Minn. They touched the hearts of many in their time with us.
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) – Chris Rice
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Psalm 139: 1-18
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
Isaiah 40 : 1-11
1 Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the LORD’s hand
double for all her sins.
3 A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the LORD;
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
6 A voice says, “Cry out.”
And I said, “What shall I cry?”
“All people are like grass,
and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
because the breath of the LORD blows on them.
Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.”
9 You who bring good news to Zion,
go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,
lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
say to the towns of Judah,
“Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power,
and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.
Jesus Loves Me
I Lift My Eyes Up