Joshua Hunter Overby

August 24th, 2010 by chrislovescatherine

As dear family and friends, we wanted to let you all know that our third-born son, Joshua Hunter, went to be with the Lord a couple of weeks ago. He was born on August 6, a tiny 2.6 ounces and 6 1/4 inches long. I was 17 weeks pregnant this time.

Saying goodbye to Joshua broke my heart, and I felt in despair for days and days. I truly didn’t see how I could rise above. But God… Isn’t that they way it is when we are lost? But God, in His mercy and lovingkindness, endured my questions and accusations against Him and has lifted me out of the miry clay. I am truly and deeply grateful to Him for giving me four beautiful, precious children. Two here with me, and two waiting for a hug in eternity.

I cannot imagine enduring grief without my heavenly Father, who gave His Son Jesus to die on a cross of shame for my sin. He did this knowing that I would rant and rave at Him in my heart, even when He endured much worse pain than I go through.

Thank you all for your prayers for us and your sweet encouragement. It’s up and down every day you know, but the path grows brighter.

Posted in Overby News

5 Responses

  1. Auntie Mel


  2. Sarah

    But God…

    I love you all so very much. Looking forward to snuggling with Benjamin and Joshua in Glory…


  3. Amy Cahill

    Awww, I’m sorry to hear about the baby. We love you and grieve with you.

  4. Hope Helms

    I will be praying for y’all. Friends who are dealing with intense suffering hit close to my heart these days. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose my own child. Thank you for letting us know so we can be sharing your burden with you.

  5. chrislovescatherine

    Thank you Hope! We’ve been praying for you all. Your mother-in-laws note came at just the right time. Thank you for posting it on FB.

About Chris & Catherine

It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.