On Monday, February 22, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Charity (Brookfield Lutheran - Brookfield, Wisconsin) and Mary (St. Paul's - Janesville, Wisconsin) and their K-9 Ministry teams were honored to comfort the family and friends of Bronson, age 3, who passed away last week. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Janesville, Wisconsin presented a Heart of Mercy & Compassion to Bronson’s family.
"Half the Heart, Twice the Fight" was the motto Bronson lived by. Bronson was born with a congenital heart defect. On February 15, Bronson was welcomed into our Lord's healing arms. Many gathered at his visitation to share memories of Bronson. The LCC K-9 Ministry teams present loved listening to stories of Bronson from his big sister. They learned he loved Super Heroes and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Bronson touched the lives of many in his three short years, and he will be missed for a lifetime to come.
We pray for Bronson's family. There is no way to remove their pain. We trust you and your promise that while this child's life on earth is done, his life beyond has just begun. We pray for Bronson's family as they released him into your arms that they are surrounded by the comfort of your presence.
We ask that you would fill them with a deep sense of your peace and grace. We pray that your love carries them through their darkest days.
We pray that this hurting family is filled with pleasant and joyful memories of Bronson. May each day bring a brighter hope for the future. May they grow closer to you through this experience.
In Jesus' name, Amen.