His name is Gabriel

Yesterday was a holy-ground time. We beheld a tiny boy, our son, born at 6:41pm last night. More about that time, later.

I was released to go home a bit before midnight and we crawled into bed about 1:30 am, glad to be able to sleep in a larger-than-hospital bed with my groom and have him hold me.

We recently returned from our noon appointment at a funeral home. My heart’s ok this minute but it was hard to hear Scott have to repeat our story to each funeral home we called for pricing this morning. So thankful he was willing to be the one calling.

As we talked with Andy, the funeral director, he filled out information on an almost-wall-sized computer screen. He typed in Gabriel’s name and it came out in this beautiful, huge font, because of the screen size.

Gabriel Bentley

I couldn’t help but smile. What a perfect name God gave us and the huge size felt like a perfect validation of a life who isn’t tied to that tiny body any more.

We took lots of pictures yesterday so I know I’ll spend time looking at those today.

Apart from some mild cramping, my body feels ok and seems to be healing well.


4 thoughts on “His name is Gabriel

  1. Jim Naramore December 7, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Such a testimony that you honor this short life/this little body that has a soul. We’re touched by your love for him and your attention to detail. Love, Jim and Karen Psalm 139

  2. Melba Bentley December 7, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Angie, what a poignant description you gave to help us better understand what you and Scott have/are experiencing. Thank you both for opening your hearts to all of us!! Angie, we are so grateful your body is healing the way you want it to. What a blessing!! Scott, our heart goes out to you as you had to repeat your story so many times for each funeral home. That had to be very hard. Angie, thanks again for sharing those moments during this sad but hopeful and very personal time. We love you all SO VERY MUCH!!!! You all are in our hearts and ongoing prayers. Love, Melba/Mom ❤️❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Ellen Cox December 7, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Prayers Continue for all of the Bentley Family………….and Praise to God that when you reach heaven, Gabriel will be known to you and you will be known to him.

    Love and His Blessings to you All, Terry and Ellen Cox

  4. Gayle Godwin December 8, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    We are praying for you. Love you so much and know our wonderful Savior is holding you closely to His heart. Perfect name for this precious boy!

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