Tuesday, February 15, 2011

project 365 - day 46

happy birthday phillip raymond!

today would have been my brother-in-law, phillip raymond's 40th birthday. but we're unable to spend it with him because after battling cancer in 1994 at the age of 23, he went home to Jesus. i never got a chance to meet him and i really wish i had. everything i have heard about phillip tells me he was such a tender, beautiful  soul who was kind and generous.

phillip holds a special place in my heart because my son is named after him. and after everything i have learned about phillip, i wouldn't have picked any other name. i know our precious matthew phillip helped his uncle celebrate his 40th in a big way today in heaven. all of us who here on earth who are left missing him have to trust in the hope of seeing him again in eternity. we love you phillip raymond! happy 40th birthday...you're still such a special blessing to your family and friends...and even those who didn't know you.

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