Friday, June 18, 2010

Remembering Chase

January 29, 2010 - June 12, 2010


As many of you already know, we lost sweet little Chase this last weekend.  He fought valiantly and long, but in the end, his body just began to give up its fight.  Chase's brief life had a big impact on people around the world, and we know that even though his life was short, it was filled with significance, purpose, and love.

Today we had a memorial service to celebrate his life.  We sang songs, shared stories, and remembered that even when we "lose the fight," the fact that the child did not die unknown and unloved means we had a victory.

After the brief memorial service, we went to the backyard and planted flowers in memory of Chase.  When we see them bloom, we'll remember this sweet little boy.

As the ceremony ended we sang "This Is Our Father's World" together, in English and Chinese.  It was a beautiful moment of rememberance and joy... particularly as we proclaimed the final verse:

This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: the battle is not done;
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and heaven be one.


  1. Beautiful! We are praying for you all!

  2. Praying for all of you as you grieve the loss of precious little Chase...

  3. Thinking of you during your loss. We pray for the staff and children of New Day that God continues to uplift you through this time.

  4. Thank you for sharing. What a blessing to know baby Chase was loved and cherished before he left this earth to live with this his heavenly father.
    Praying for you all.

  5. Yall are in our prayers everyday....

  6. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  7. I cry for every one who left this world so young...and yet for Chase...what better reward than to enter into the presence of Jesus and never have to live to see heartache and injustice that cripples so many.
    Thank you for loving the little ones entrusted to your care, for however long.

  8. holly what a beautiful post... i couldn't of said it better...God bless the new day family may our prayers help each of you during this time of grief.

    praying God's blessing for you all,