WOW: A Father’s Tribute

Wonder : a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

This week’s experience of wonder came when I read a father’s tribute to his preemie son who had just left this world for heaven. Callen Jeremiah Rooney was born at 22 weeks.

Although I am not currently on social media, a dear friend shared the news and tribute with me.  As I read the words that Callen’s father Jim had written to honor his son, respect, sadness and awe poured out in a trickle of soft tears.

Jim and his wife Isa’s words about their time with their son are rich in faith.  In the midst of perhaps life’s greatest possible trial – the loss of a child – their response is one that calls forth admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable – an unrelenting love.

Read Jim’s Instagram tribute here.

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