Groundhog Day: My Nephew

Part 5 in the Groundhog Day Series where I try to answer the question: If you were forced to re-live a single day for the rest of your life, what day would you pick?

Answer #5: June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005 changed my life forever.

June 8, 2005 was one of the most painful days of my life.

There’s so much I could say about that day, but in the end, I think it’s best to just say that even with all of the heartache and pain, I’d gladly choose to re-live that day…just to be able to hold my nephew for a few more minutes…just to show him (and his mom and dad) how much he was loved…how much he is still loved.

Of course, re-living that day over and over would mean that I wouldn’t have sung Happy Birthday to Caedmon last night. And wouldn’t have heard him say “Do it again!” after we sang it.

Of course, there’s a lesson here about living in the past, but I’ll save that for one final ‘Groundhog Day’ post.

In the meantime, I think I’ll sit back and cherish the small amount of time that Jaron was with us.

The eternal God is our refuge. And underneath us are His everlasting arms.
~ Deuteronomy 33:27

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

One Reply to “Groundhog Day: My Nephew”

  1. Thanks Matt. Thanks for remembering. Thanks for loving Jaron, too. I would glady relive that day…not that I wouldn’t want to move forward because, obviously, the blessings didn’t end with Jaron.. but I would give anything to go back and relive the day..

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