First of all, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this time.  This morning at 7:15am MDT, Eben Buay Garner was born and immediately graduated this earth to enter the embrace of our Lord Jesus.  He was 1 pound 7.5 ounces and 12 inches long.  Upon initial examination of the placenta, it became clear that the issue began at the time of implantation and this was the only possible outcome.  We will find out more in the coming days, but we are thankful that God gave us a glimpse that, as hard as it is to understand, this was His plan from the beginning.  1 Samuel 2:6 is one of the passages I hold on to, which says, “”The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.”  This speaks to me the fact that God is sovereign and is taking us through circumstances to the place of His best.  Again, it may be extremely hard to understand, especially when we encounter situations like this one, but know that God is holding Eben close right now and what more could an earthly father ask for his child.

Lois is recovering currently.  All is looking good but the doctors will continue to observe her and take appropriate action over the weekend.

grant and lois

15 comments to graduation

  • I love you two so much. And I’m looking forward to meeting Eben one day and climbing onto the Lord’s lap with Him. Crying with you. Love you.

  • Laura Brent

    Grant and Lois,
    We are all keeping you close in our hearts and lifting you up to the Father. We are feeling your pain, as well as the joy to know that Jesus held and rocked your little Eben before you even met him. He is holding you and Lois as well. We love you both and are praying.

  • kelsey

    my thoughts and love are with you.

  • Nathan and Misty Marr

    Hello Cousins,

    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We have been and will continue to pray for you. May our kind and gracious God comfort you in this time of grief.

    Grieving with you.

  • Bill & Virginia Taussig

    Grant and Lois, We are so sorry. You have a great attitude though. May the God of all comfort, comfort you as only He can.

  • JoAnna

    I have prayed for you without ceasing these past few days. My heart hurts at the news of Little Eben’s passing. I cannot even begin to imagine how hard it is to lose a child, but I know Someone who can. I pray that His comfort and His peace would be with you right now. May you feel His presence in an awesome way.

    Love to you both.

  • Keith and Marty

    “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.”
    We are grieving with you.We also believe that God has a plan to use you both mightily in His service.
    God is good all the time!

  • linds.corinn.

    We grieve with you.
    May God pour out his grace on you.

  • Kim Jones

    I love you guys. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you in your grief. Losee- I am praying for your physical healing now as well.
    lots of love,

  • jamie heeringa

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know God loves and is taking care of Eben and both of you.

  • Kelli Coleman

    Grant and Lois – You all are in our prayers. There is no greater peace when you have to let go of a child than to know he is in the arms of Jesus. Our Harper and your precious Eben will never know anything but Jesus’ love – and that is awesome. Love you guys. Brian and Kelli

  • Melinda

    Grant and Lois,
    I am so sorry! My heart cries out for you. Never so soon after loosing my little boy would i think a dear friend would go through this too. I am sorry nothing can be said at this time to make you feel better..your heart will hurt for awhile. He is with Jesus and now playing with my Jeremiah! I love you and when your ready we can talk. Be strong and get well!

  • Julie Troxel

    Lois and Grant, I am so sorry for your loss. Your precious family will be in our prayers! Your faithfulness and desire to honor God during this trial is such a wonderful example.
    Love, Julie

  • Alan Rasmussen

    praying for you and Lois. May God continue to keep you close and know that He is in control and is keeeping Eben close. He is in God’s loving arms.

  • Laurie Cleveland

    Grant and Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you as you walk this journey. I pray that Lois’ health will continue to improve. May God continue to comfort you two as only He can.

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