Sunday, September 26, 2010

Obituary

Landon James Warkentin was born September 11, 2010 in Klamath Falls Oregon. He was generously gifted from his birthmother, Kelly, to adoptive parents James and Amber Warkentin and brothers Ryan and Kenden. Landon was prayed for, hoped for, loved on, and throughly enjoyed all of his 10 days with us. Landon lost his battle with Enterovirus on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland Oregon.

Although Landon's life was much shorter than we ever imagined, we are so grateful for his time and influence on our lives. We were truly honored to be a part of such a large gathering of God's people all over the world. Landon was covered in prayer all the while he fought a heroic fight for his life.

Landon does not leave behind a legacy of fame and fortune or even one of a faithful friend, devoted brother, husband or father. What he does leave behind is a family, and community deeply touched by his presence and the miracle of his life. For his family, Landon helped us remember how to be thankful, how to love selflessly and how to walk humbly through trial. We hold fast to the promise of James 1:3 "for you know the testing of your faith produces endurance."

With sincere gratitude we thank all who petitioned God on behalf of Landon. We thank you for your support and love as we learn to live a life now in light of the lessons we have learned from our sweet baby.

Landon will forever be close to our hearts, because of this, it is our prayer that we are all better parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, friends, and spouses, as well as infinitely more sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and His call on our lives. Ultimately, may our lives reflect the richness of Gods goodness and the desire to make much of the Sovereign King, since it is He who gave us the opportunity to know and love a child that left our lives as quickly as he entered.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome and very meaningful service, James and Amber. Love you guys so much and will continue to pray for you daily!

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  2. You don't know me but I am Leah Harris's niece. I was in Fortrock when the facebook posts started about Landon and followed till the end. I just wanted you to know I prayed like crazy for baby Landon and your family all the time. I'm sorry for your lose and I will keep you guys in my prayers.

    Olivia

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  3. I am so sorry about your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose a baby and how you have good days and bad days. It is okay to cry and hurt...and okay to laugh and have fun too. God is so good to us and He is holding Landon right now and loving on him. You will see him again....Praise God for that!!!

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