The wife of late California pastor Jarrid Wilson, who took his life over a week ago after a long battle with depression, celebrated his first “birthday in heaven” Wednesday.
“Happy 1st birthday in heaven, baby. Today, you would’ve been 31. You lived more in those years than most could in 100. I’m blown away by all God did in and through your life!” Wilson’s wife, Juli, who is also the mother of his two young sons, wrote in a post on Instagram.
She then shared how they planned to celebrate the birthday he missed by nine days after he took his life on the night of Sept. 9.
“We planned to go to a cabin with friends this weekend. We planned on burritos and your favorite funfetti cake. And of course, we planned on lots and lots of fishing. When I asked what you wanted for a gift you’d say, ‘nothing’ and finally go on to shut me up by saying that ‘fishing line or some tackle would be just fine’. You were simple like that. I loved it,” she wrote.
Juli also imagined what they would have been doing on his birthday but she expressed comfort knowing that he is now with God.
“I can’t help but think of everything we could be doing together today, how we should be celebrating all the wonderful things that made you, you…but I am so thankful that through Christ, I am not limited to an earthly perspective. Today, you are doing what you were CREATED to do. You are worshiping the king of kings face-to-face. You are complete and whole, not lacking a thing. How could I not find peace in that?” she said of her late husband, who served as an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside.
“Our hearts are broken here. We miss you beyond what words can convey. The pain is so deep, raw and surreal, but we hold on to hope as an anchor for our souls. It is firm and secure. We WILL see you again. I love you, jare,” she ended.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair