22 October 2003

Rest in peace, Will Johnathon Russell

Notice from The Canberra Times:

WILL JOHNATHON RUSSELL Stillborn October 18, 2003 So dearly wanted -
so sadly missed We will remember you always May you always watch over
us and know how much you are loved Mum and Dad love you Alli and Paul
would like to invite family and friends to attend a service for their
son Will to be held in the Chapel of the Norwood Park Crematorium,
Sandford St, Mitchell tomorrow WEDNESDAY October 22, 2003 commencing
at 10am. Lots of bright colourful flowers most welcome WILLIAM COLE
FUNERALS Canberra 6253 3655

My soul finds rest in God alone;
   My salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
   he is my fortress, I will never be shaken

My salvation and my honor depend on God
   he is my fortress, I will not be shaken
Trust in him at all times, O people;
   pour out your hearts to him,
   for God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:1-2, 7-8

Will Johnathon Russell, son of Rusty and Alli — died 18 October 2003. You’re with God now.

What can I say? Nothing will ever give me the right to say that I understand what Rusty and Alli are feeling. Whilst Catherine and I lost our first, it was very early on in the pregancy, when we hadn’t fully come to terms with being parents yet, and when these things are much more common (and more expected).

I understand fear of losing someone, having nearly lost Catherine and Matthew at the same time at the start of this year, but I’ve never lost someone so very close to me.

It really makes me appreciate Andrew and Matthew. I just pray that I’ll be able to see how to help Rusty and Alli if they need that help.