The few days that week were a blur with the small service, the fellowships and the funeral of hundreds. The tears and sadness. But through all this tragedy, it was TRULY amazing to see God's strength just pour into Kristi and Leo. The way they spoke at the funeral was nothing short of a miracle. I sat there just in awe. They continued to always point to Christ and I will never forget them saying that "this will not break us but make us stronger" and "the day little Leo was born redefined us and the day he passed redefined us again" - simply amazing testimony and they all three have touched SO many people's lives through the past two weeks.
Personally, I've had a really tough time. Although I hadn't spent a ton of time with little Leo, Kristi spoke of him constantly. The last time we had them over was back in late June. It was such a memorable day - Kristi asked me if I'd be little Leo's Godmother. I was shocked and SO honored that she asked me to be a prayer warrior for him and them as parents and be a spiritual mentor for him. I hadn't seen him since that day although I had been praying for him a lot. It's really weird how I immediately felt this connection with him. One of the first things Big Leo said when I saw them was "And you were his Godmother. You still ARE his Godmother." It was so sweet of him to say that and meant so much.
I really couldn't blog about "life" until I wrote about everything. Please continue to pray for the Seitz and Oberpriller families. If you are wanting to help out with a donation, the info is on the picture above (click it to enlarge). The pics below are of the first time Claire met Leo. As you can tell, she was in love!