Clifford – rest in His Arms

The Myers have given God such glory through the testimony of their beloved C.J. Through his story, many of us have seen God’s handprint, and have been touched with such love and reverence for the faith they have shown. They showed others that the Myers family fully relies on God (FROG) in sunshine and storm. Be blessed Abe and Dawn in your precious short time with your miracle baby. A wise woman I know once asked if it is still a gift if it is taken away too soon. The answer is, Yes, an even more precious gift because every minute of his sweet life was not taken for granted. We all have lived a little more aware of the sacredness of life because of this child.

My dear friend, Jean, my heart breaks for your loss, but your faith, your sustaining trust has inspired more people than you may ever know this side of heaven. 

 I love you so. My tears are selfish as I know Clifford has the new heart like none could have given. He is healed and he is whole and he is in the Savior’s arms. I know you will say in the days to come, as Job did, “YET will I trust Him.”

My deepest sympathy and love.

Your Sister,





Godspeed with all our love to Clifford.

August 17, 2008
from CJ’s parents

Our sincere thanks to all of you who have made our cherished son, Clifford, a part of your thoughts and prayers over his 14months. As many already know Clifford’s heart stopped on Thurs. night and was not able to be revived. He was hooked up to an ECMO machine which took over his heart function however the 50 min. he went without oxygenated blood flow resulted in brain bleeding and swelling. We learned yesterday when he would not wake up and had showed visible neurological damage that the affects were permanent and severe. Yesterday afternoon, in his daddy’s arms, and over our prayers and “I love you’s” we allowed Clifford to be removed from his life suport equip. and sang him into heaven. Godspeed with all our love Clifford, we will always remember your wonderful smile and laughter. Your family,

Dawn, Abe, Henry & Clara


30 thoughts on “Clifford – rest in His Arms

  1. My Dear Myers family and Annie

    As I read this post yesterday a wave of grief hit my heart. I cried for a little boy I never met. I cried for a famiy I never met. MY heart had connected to CJ. My fervent prayers for him had connected me to him.

    Words can not express how I feel at this moment- Nor how do I convey to you my sympathy?

    May you and your family bring Glory to God. May he wrap his arms around you in this time. May he bring you comfort and peace in this time of uncertainty and grief.
    Psalm 29:11
    Jehovah will give strength unto his people; Jehovah will bless his people with peace.

    Thank you for sharing CJ with us.

    In Christ

  2. I will never see a FROG without thinking about CJ and the whole Myers’ family! They Blessed me beyond measure. It has been an honor to Pray for them and I will keep them all in my Prayers in these difficult days to come.
    All my Love,
    Angie xoxo

  3. I could never this side of heaven thank you all enough for your prayers. CJ is probably amazed at all the prayers that reached heaven’s throne during the 14 months of his little life. I am bawling right now, partly from loss, but mostly from the love that has emanated from your prayers and enouraging words to me and my family over these 14 months. Thank you, Annette, and each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

    Love, Jean
    PS Annette, thank you for posting that verse of Because He Lives after CJ’s pictures.

  4. My sympathy goes out to the Myers family. My prayers go up to the Lord for their comfort. I cant explain or articulate how much love I feel in my spirit in this.
    Much love in Christ our Lord,

  5. I cannot thank each of you enough. You have been a lifeline of prayers and hope. May God bless you for your compassion and return blessings you have prayed over CJ. I love each of you more than I thought possible. Heal us, Lord, in every need. Love you so, Annette

  6. He has a new heart. May the God of all comfort give peace to all of those who loved him. and may they have His everlasting , unexplainable peace in their hearts.

  7. Praying for precious CJ knowing that God is so present with him as his little body fights for his life. God’s arm is not too short. With tears streaming down my eyes, I’m praying as we move to Austin tomorrow!!!

  8. Thank you all so much for your precious prayers. Each one just struck a very tender chord in my heart and felt so right for my precious family. I keep telling myself that this is just another chance for an even bigger miracle, for more glory to be brought to the Lord, Jesus, for us to know without a shadow of a doubt who is in control here and Who ultimately is doing the healing. I wish I could see each one of you and give you a huge hug. I wish you could see my heart and know how deeply it feels each of your prayers. Angie and Shonda, thank you so much for encouraging Abe and Dawn on their carepage……you too, of course, Annette……you are the best!

    I love you all.

    CJ’s Grandma
    Jean Myers

  9. Lord, be all that little CJ and his parents need–a physical, emotional, spiritual pillar. We ask you to heal his body completely. Thanks for telling us to ask you boldly and teaching us to trust you completely.

  10. Dear Lord, this is your child I pray that you will work a miracle, for with you Lord nothing is impossible, you said there is nothing too hard for you. Lord we believe in miracles because we believe in your healing power. Bless these parents and family and most of touch little CJ even as he sleeps during sedation let him hear you gentle voice speaking, let him feel your healing hands touching him, comforting him, holding him, as you carry him through. These things we ask in your precious name Jesus Amen!!! Hugz Lorie

  11. Dear Lord
    We lift CJ to you Lord. Please Lord we ask for you to protect this little one. We also ask for a miracle that can only come by your hand, Lord!

    Thank you Jesus for your goodness and mercy you bestow in our lives.

    In Jesus Name-

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