In the arms of Jesus

Posted by Erin Wilson On Monday, January 25, 2010 17 comments

It is with great sadness and yet peace that comes from Christ that we write this post. Our sweet baby boy passed from this earth and into eterinty yesterday afternoon. It was sudden and quick our precious Josiah did not suffer. For that we are eternally grateful. The amazing team in the PCICU fought heroically for Josiah, but it was his time. We are so grateful for their efforts but know that Josiah is in a better place now. We love him and will always long to be with him.

Arrangents for a celbration service will be posted here when we have them finalized. Thank you as always for your continued prayers and support.

The Wilson family- Hearts that hold on


17 comments to In the arms of Jesus

  1. says:

    AliveinMe And this is a post all the world should see. Even when typing in tears-we know it is sure... a sadness he isn't in your arms.. but unselfishness -- knowing he is now in our Fathers!! And when I see this, I see the beauty of Christ--and faith in Him flowing. Your family is deep in our prayers, love, and support. As for when one brother and sister mourns-we all do. When you feel the joy-- we do too. We love you--and know He is dancing in Heaven right now--smiling upon you all!!
    In His Love,
    Heather Siebens @AliveinMe

  1. says:

    Jennifer Bowen Dear Wilson Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious baby boy. Although I have never met your family I'm friends with Adam & Jenny Moore.... My heart is heavy for you and I will continue to pray for you and your family. I know that you have great comfort knowing that Jesus is holding a completly healed baby in his arms.

    Jennifer Bowen

  1. says:

    Hope's Blog My heart is breaking for you right now. Josiah's heart is now whole and he is in the arms of Jesus. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  1. says:

    Rebekah Grace's Grammy With prayers and tears for you special family!

    Prov. 3: 5 - 7

  1. says:

    ali you all have been in our hearts & prayers through this entire journey & will continue to be as you mourn. your faith is truly an inspiration.

    much love,
    matt & alison smith & family

  1. says:

    Janis My heart is heavy for you. I followed Josiah's story here on his blog...I am so sorry he is no longer with you and your girls at home. God is in control.

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    Anonymous 1/2 OF AN ANGEL'S HEART It's a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels, to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels says to Jesus 'I don't want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss you'. He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay, and that he is just going for a visit. He is still not swayed on this idea. So Jesus kneels down, and says, 'How about if you leave half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will that be okay?' The angel smiles and says, 'I guess that will work'. But the little angel is still a little scared. he asks, 'Will I be okay with only half of my heart?' Jesus replies, 'Of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine.' Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan. He says 'When you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart.' 'Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday.' 'And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again. Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves.' -Author Unknown
    Please take comfort in knowing that Josiah has the other half of his heart now. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.

  1. says:

    Anonymous Who ever wrote the half of an Angels Heart said it all what a beautiful comment to help heal the heart of those left behind. God Bless

  1. says:

    Anonymous Thank you, sweet family, for allowing us to walk with you these many months. We celebrated daily Josiah's little life and we celebrate now that he is in heaven. God used Josiah and your testimonies to remind us of the truth of His word: 2 Corinthians 4:16, "Therefore we do not lose heart... We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." May God bless you and continue to use you for His purposes.

  1. says:

    Anonymous Milo and Erin,

    your faith and perspective through this journey has been an inspiration to so many. I still believe God is and will use this precious life to change hearts towards Him.

    Tracy Turner

  1. says:

    Anonymous We were heartbroken to hear about Josiah. Erin, you gave us strength through prayer at a time we needed it most during Maia's surgery. Please know that we are praying for strength for you and your beautiful family now. May the peace and grace of Our Lord comfort you in your loss.
    Tom and Marcia

  1. says:

    Anonymous I have followed Josiah through your blog since his birth. My sister, Debbie Howell, ask us to pray for him and your family and we have kept you in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to. We know that this is not the Final Answer here on earth. We will all see Josiah again.
    Diane

  1. says:

    Anonymous My heart mourns and rejoices with you together...I am sure that your lives have been greatly enriched by your precious Josiah's presence. I'm sure that God will continue to use his precious albeit brief life to minister His love to many. Thank you for your courage to share his days with us. I know I'm honored to "know" him, even if it is only via the computer.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kathy

  1. says:

    Anonymous Praying for you today and the rest of the week as you celebrate the home going of sweet Josiah. It has been a privilege for me to get to "know" Josiah, via your blog. Your faith is incredible and you have truely glorified God with your lives! I know that today Josiah and my precious nephew Tucker are running down the streets of gold together!

    Love in Christ,
    Abbey Medcalf Cooler :)

  1. says:

    Ginger Owens 1/2 OF AN ANGEL'S HEART...Says it all. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  1. says:

    Adrienne Groh Erin and Milo,
    I really have no adequate words to describe my feelings of admiration for your bravery and for my sadness about Josiah. We were blessed in PC to have known him and your family since day one, and you have all made such a positive impact on all of us. I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I have to work or I would be there! I look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Love,
    Adrienne

  1. says:

    Anonymous In the sadness of your journey, you have touched many lives, planted many seeds, and lived with a joy that comes from only know Christ and His great love. You are a blessed family, and the short time you spent with Josiah, will warm your hearts forever! Aren't you glad you will see Josiah again!!!

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