Weekend Reflection: Remembered


My Husband’s Firstborn, Sean Michael Lagrand. July 13, 1981 – September 25, 2006

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4 (ESV)

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Shhh. It’s the weekend. Remove your shoes and step into the stillness. Stopy by Sandra Heska King’s place for Still Saturday Then stop by Lisha Epperson’s Give me Grace. Join us? We saved room just for you.

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday


  1. Oh Sheila, I’m so sorry. He would have been the same age as our son, I can’t imagine the loss.

    Heavenly Father, You are our comfort. We trust you to do just as you promised – comfort those who mourn. May Sheila and her family receive peace in abundance as they remember this dear soul. I ask you to send customized comfort, specific words, that speak directly to wounded places of the heart. We look solely to you. In the sacred name of your Son. Amen.

    • Pat,
      Thank you for your kind words. Sean died a year before his dad and I married, so while I grieve with my husband, I know that Sean’s mother feels this day more deeply than I could ever imagine. Please keep her in your prayers today.

  2. I can’t imagine how hard that is… such a loss. Forever in your heart.

    • He is, Sharon. I do not have the honor of claiming his as my own–he died a year before Rich and I married–but I grieve even as I pray for his mother to be comforted today.

  3. Sheila, not at all what I was expecting when I clicked your link. This so took my breath away as we were pregnant at the same time. I gave birth just a few weeks later. I cannot imagine. May our God do what only He can do & that is to comfort you. I will be praying for you today. So grateful God gives us memories.

    • Joanne,
      Thank you for your kind words.I married Sean’s dad a year after Sean died. I cannot claim the honor of having birthed or reared this fine young man.

  4. On my knees in this holy space, gently lifting you in prayer, my mama heart aching with yours. Love you, Sheila! <3

  5. Deep sigh. xoxo

  6. I served with Shawn in the Corps. We were in the fire academy together and showed up at Miramar on the same day. Boy was that a blessing! Shawn had a way of detracting all the attention towards himself. I believe they call it not knowing when to bite your tongue! But it was this same spirit that made him a joy to be around. Never taking life to seriously and finding a way to laugh at what the Green Machine threw our way. It is this sense of humor that I remember the most of him. Semper Fi brother, you are missed.

  7. A beautiful young man. I am the child of a military family, the wife and mother of those who serve; from that place I am humbled to send you sincere prayers for our Lord’s solace.

  8. So sorry, Honey/Dear Sister/Dear Friend. That’s truly a heart breaker. The only hope we can ever have is that the person is before us in heaven and prepping for our arrival and we’ll be together for a long time, an eternal length of time. That’s the only way I can rejoice hopefully. Thank you so much for sharing. It was a heart-grabber, around and about the world.

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