The cancer died at 1:15am this morning, and our Bennett is now healed and alive in heaven!
Bennett Thomas Coleman changed more lives in his short 21 months on earth then some of us do in a lifetime. And I am completely honored that the Lord chose our family to love and care for him.
I remember when we were pregnant with him and trying to decide his name. The name Bennett was always an option because that is Ben’s name (George Bennett Coleman). And when I looked up the meaning, I just knew.
Bennett means “little blessed one” and that he is. And we are blessed because of him.
For each of our kids, we’ve picked out a verse to pray over them as they grow. Here’s Bennett’s that was picked before he was born…
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him. (Jeremiah 17:7)
Simply perfection. Not only is his confidence and trust in the Lord, but Bennett is with Him now. There is no question and no fear if he is being cared for. He is being loved by the One who created him from the beginning. The One who had a perfect plan for his short life.
And what brings me comfort today is knowing that the only thing Bennett ever knew was love. He will never be defeated by anything. He will never be heartbroken. He will never be disappointed. But now he will always be healed! Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my baby.
Still, there is sadness we feel not being able to hug him and hear his laugh. What we realized today though, was that Bennett got his healing…and now it’s our turn. It’s time to mourn, grieve and heal. It’s easy to try to rush through healing as well as try and ignore your need for it. We won’t be doing either. So, it’s time to rest, celebrate Bennett’s life and let the healing begin. Thank you to everyone for joining us on this journey. And I promise you that it is not over yet. I’m confident that his little life will continue to touch others.
Below are the details for the Celebration Service for Bennett that you are all invited to…
Celebration Service Saturday, May 3 The Bayou Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 9-11am Visit with the Family 11am Service PLEASE WEAR BLUE! It is our favorite color that Bennett looked great in and want this time to be a celebration of who he was! In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to St. Jude in honor of Bennett Coleman.
Thank you for loving us. Thank you for loving our Bennett.