Friday, February 20, 2009

Eli Victor Mathis

March 4, 2007 - February 19, 2009


Please pray for our family, as our nephew has passed away.
You can visit the blog I have created for him- Remembering Eli.
Comments and prayers for the family are very much appreciated.

52 comments:

Suzette said...

Oh Amy, I am so sorry! I am praying for your family!

Cassie said... said...

thanks so much for emailing me about little Eli. His little pictures on your blog have always been so happy and joyful. What a precious little boy, and how blessed your family was to have him in your lives even for such a short time. Your whole family will be in my prayers as you cope with your own loss, and the many needs his special parents will have too. I love you and you sweet family so much and pray that God will give you his joy even in this time of sadness.

Brittney said...

I am praying now. I'm so sorry for your loss and I can't even begin to imagine what Jeana and her husband are going through. I was just showing David pictures of Eli from Zayde's birthday party and we both agreed that he is such a handsome little guy. My heart breaks for all of you! We'll continue to keep your entire family in our prayers!!

THE PIXLER'S said...

Amy I am so sorry for yours families loss. I don't even know what to say. You are in my thoughts and in my Prayers. I wish I could be there so I could help in other ways, but since I am not and there is anything I can do from here please let me know.

Mandy said...

Amy...I am so incredibly sorry to hear about Eli. I can't even imagine what you guys are all going through. Your family, especially Jeana and Stanley, are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all that I can do, please let me know!

Leigh said...

Precious Amy,

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine the gamut of feelings that you and your family are going through. The passing of a loved one is always hard, but even moreso when it is a child.
All I can offer, and I wish there were more, is my prayers (if anything, please tell me. I mean that). I take comfort, however, in knowing that you have great faith in the creator who has a divine plan, far greater than we can even begin to conceive.
I do know that sweet Eli is in the hands of HIS Father, made anew and bathed in the love of God. I know that he will be a fierce guardian angel for his fmaily...and for all that knew and loved him, will live on through them. Their love for him will be reflected in the way you all live your lives.
Two weeks ago, this week, I lost a friend of mine (my friends husband). I told his wife last night, that without even knowing, that the way she is getting through the pain of the loss, by her faith and giving glory to God at this hard time will be her testiment to others. She may not ever even know it, but it is a powerful way to witness to others, By living and honoring those that live on in us.

Amy I know that you already know these things though. I see your faith in God and His voice many times through your post. (Again another way of ministering).

You and your family are in my prayers.

I hope that you will find these verses a light in a dark & difficult time. For they are the words of God.

I love you my friend, and I am blessed by your friendship.

Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 4:13-16
It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

Matthew 11:25-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

John 6:39-40
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 14:1-4
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

John 14:27



In Christ, Leigh

becky said...

Amy, I have been praying and will continue to. Praying that everyone, especially his parents, is feeling God's presence and love.

Wess and Kristal said...

Amy-
Your family is definitely in our thoughts and prayers. We pray peace and strength for you all!

Faith said...

Amy, my heart just breaks for your whole family. I am so sorry. Eli is so precious and I know his loss will leave a huge void in all of your hearts. I am praying for your whole family, that God would surround you with peace and comfort your hurting hearts.

Hugs and prayers, Faith

The Graves Gang said...

I am so sorry to hear about Eli. I pray that the memories that you hold dear to your heart bring you peace & comfort at this time. The family will most certainly be in our prayers.

The Lewis's said...

Oh Amy I am so sorry to hear about Eli!! He was such a beautiful little boy. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything. Love, Tara and Steve Lewis

Ginger said...

Thanks for letting us know, Amy! We will be praying for Jeana and family!!

Leah said...

I'm so sorry, Amy. I will be praying for your family!

davidcatherinewilson said...

I'm so sorry. I always like seeing the happy pictures of him on here playing with Zayde. Your family is in our prayers.

Angela said...

Amy...I'm so sorry for your family. He is whole now. Praise the Lord!

Gary and Kellye said...

Oh my gosh! My heart just sank when I read the prayer request Kelli sent out. I'll be praying for them and you.

Tonette said...

Bless his precious little heart. Your family will always be in my thoughts and Prayers.My heart is so terribly heavy for your loss. If there is anything that I can do for any of you,(food, babysit)please do not hesitate...
with love,
Tonette
tonetteweathers@cox.net

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, Amy! I am so sorry to hear this news! Your family will be in my prayers.

Michelle Strange said...

I would be honored to pray for you and your family. All of you will be in my heart.

estes5family said...

We will definately be in prayer for you and your family! I'm so sorry for their loss. It's so hard to say goodbye to someone so small. All Christ's love and peace.

Holly said...

I'm sorry about your nephew, that's really sad. :(

"J" said...

Amy please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear such sad news!!!!!! I was over at Leigh's blog and seen she did a post!!!!!!!!

((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Tammy said...

Prayers and Blessings for your family during this difficult time.

Jeremiah 29:11

The Lewis's said...

Amy I hope everything is going ok. Please let us know if you guys need anything.

I tagged you--see my blog.

Sara said...

Happy birthday little angel!!!
Sara and sons.

Cassie said... said...

how are you doing? I wanted to hug you at chruch on Sunday, but I had never could get away from people long enough to find you. Your family is still in my prayers every single day.

Linda said...

I am sorry for the loss of your Nephew. I pray God is giving you and your family peace during this very difficult time.
Blessings,
Linda

Jessica said...

I hope you are having a great Spring Break! : )

Cassie said... said...

how is your family doing? I know that sometimes after things settle down it's almost harder to cope. You are still in my prayers. Just wanted you to know.

Cassie said... said...

I would love to send them a card and special CD. A few weeks ago the father of the young man who's secheduled to die in June sent me an amazing cd by Michael W Smith about healing. They have been coming to our church for the last three weeks as a result of Bran's prayer minisrty. I would love to send one to them too.

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