Judson's Legacy

Still Singing


Dear Jud,

I miss hearing you sing.  I miss having you belt out songs and seeing you move as you sang.  You must have known a hundred of them-and what you weren’t taught, you just made up yourself.  I still remember hearing you sing, “Alligator!” and wondering when you came up with it.

Of course, we had little success coaxing you to sing.  We were proud parents, but you didn’t sing for show when we asked you to.  You would on your own, however, if you found yourself in the mood-then, you would sing again and again and again, without ceasing.

Now, your song is gone to us.  We have great memories and videos of you singing, but it’s not the same.  They just can’t do justice to the enthusiasm you brought to your singing.  Losing you meant losing so much of joy and music from our lives.

Yet I know you’re still singing.  And I look forward to the day in which the old order is gone, the shadows pass and we join with you in the enduring song of praise for our God and King.

Come, Lord Jesus!



One response to "Still Singing"

  1. Linda says:

    Drake, I am so happy to see that you are blogging. I have been reading Christina’s blogs for almost a year now, and always wanted to know how you were doing. This blog just breaks my heart becaue it was Jud’s singing that made me fall in love with him. I saw him sing the Star Spangle Banner on youtube and was hooked. At the time I saw him, he wasn’t sick yet. I feel for your loss, I didn’t even know your precious little guy and I miss him. I still don’t know how it is possible to miss someone you have never met, but I do miss him and think of him often. Oh how I prayed for his healing! There were times I questioned God over this. What a testimony it would have been, and also the glory it would have brought His name. But like you and Christina, I trust Him, I don’t always understand, but I trust Him. I like to imagine you and Christina and little Jesse in heaven, Jesus telling you "well done good and faithful servants,,,go see Jud, he is waiting for you." and it does my heart good. Thank you both for staying faithful. Alot of people wouldn’t have. The Lord will bless you!

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