He shot His arrows deep into my heart. The thought of my suffering and hopelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. YET I DARE to Hope when I remember this: The UNFAILING Love of the Lord NEVER ENDS! By His mercies we have been kept from complete destruction.
Lamentations 3:13,19-22

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tate David Jones June 7, 2011 - July 30, 2011


My name is Clay Loftin, I am Christina's brother and one of Tate's uncles. Christina asked me to update her blog and inform you that yesterday our precious Baby Tate has gone to be with the Lord. 

On Friday Tate was having a difficult time with breathing and staying calm. Christina believed that Tate's time with us was coming to an end. David and Christina, as they have always done, loved and comforted Tate while continually praying for him and relying on God for strength. On Saturday afternoon around 2:45 Tate left this world and went to be with our loving Savior.

Knowing that Tate's time with us was limited does not make the loss any easier to bare, but comfort comes from knowing that David, Christina, and Tate were faithful with what time they were given and God was given the glory for Tate's life and his death. We look forward to the day that we will be eternally reunited with him in Heaven.

Many members of the family went to be with David, Christiana, and their family last night to comfort them and see Tate before the arrangements were made. The family is praying for peace and understanding to surround David and Christina in the coming moments, days, and weeks. I know that you all will continue in your love and support of them as we begin to grow and heal.

She knows that many of you may have heard but wanted to update you because she cares for each and every one of you that follow her here on her blog. You have all been a testament to the purpose of Tate's life as you have prayed for him, wept for him, and searched for God in this situation. We pray that through Tate's life you have grown closer to God knowing that through Him comes life and death and peace. We find the ultimate comfort in knowing that yesterday Tate saw the face and held the hand of our loving Savior as he was welcomed into eternal glory with our Heavenly father.  From my heart and hers, thank you for your diligent prayers, thoughts, and love.

In Christ,

Uncle Clay


Laine said...

Oh sweet precious family we are on our knees for you...
We love Tate...We love yall.
Our hearts are breaking and yet at the same time, we know that Tate is with our Lord and King. Thank you Cricket's brother for updating us...your words spoke to our hearts with encouragement and I know your family is wrapping sweet arms around Cricket's family right now...thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Prayers from all of us...Cricket, thank you so much for sharing Tate with us. He is a part of each of us now, sister.

Michelle Hafner said...

David, Cricket and family,
Thanks for sharing your joy and pain with us. Also, I love seeing your reliance on the God who created Tate and loves him more than we can imagine. I'm praying and crying with you now. I pray the Holy Spirit will give you an abundance of peace and comfort today and in the future. In Him, Michelle Hafner

Tiffany said...

I appreciate the update Clay. I thought of and prayed for Tate often. And I will continue to pray for your family. I have no other words. My heart just hurts for everyone who loved Tate. May God wrap you all in His love.

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